alice in wonderland

alice in wonderland, Behind the Scenes

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Go behind the scenes of, with interviews from the creative team, including Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini and Rufus Norris. Welcome to, a new musical inspired by Alice in Wonderland premiering at MIF15 2 - 12 July. Music by Damon Albarn, lyrics by Moira Buffini, directed by National Theatre's Rufus Norris. Aly, 12, loves this extraordinary virtual world. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, lets her escape from her parents, from teachers, from herself. Online, Aly becomes Alice: brave, beautiful and in control. But some of the people she meets — the weird Dum and Dee, the creepy Cheshire Cat, the terrifying Red Queen — seem strangely familiar. As hard as Aly tries to keep them apart, real life and begin to collide in ever more curious and dangerous ways. is designed by Rae Smith, with projections by 59 Productions and lighting by Paule Constable, the design team behind War Horse. Set Designer Rae Smith Projections 59 Productions Costume Designer Katrina Lindsay Lighting Designer Paule Constable Sound Designer Paul Arditti Choreographer Javier De Frutos Music Supervisor David Shrubsole Associate Director James Bonas The cast includes Sam Archer, Lois Chimimba, Rob Compton, Rosalie Craig, Ivan De Freitas, Luke Fetherston, Hal Fowler, Anna Francolini, Lorraine Graham, Paul Hilton, Karina Hind, Holly James, Sam Mackay, Daisy Maywood, Enyi Okoronkwo, David Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Cydney Uffindell-Phillips and Witney White. Music Director / Keyboard Tom Deering Accordion / Keys 2 Ian Watson Upright Bass / Tuba Richie Hart Percussion Anothony McVey Violin / Guitar / Mandolin / Banjo / Ukulele Sarah Freestone Trombone / Euphonium Liam Kirkman Woodwind 1 - Flute / Piccolo / Alto Sax / Clarinet Andy Findon Woodwind 2 - Clarinet / Bass Clarinet / Soprano, Bariton & Tenor Sax Christian Forshaw will visit the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre in November 2015 and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 2016.