Wondertown

Alice has just turned eighteen. Alice is now allowed to vote. But Alice doesn’t get politics… Her family are extremely politically engaged and attempt to inform her about their views but she isn’t interested. Not interested, that is, until she reconnects with her favourite childhood book Alice in Wonderland and falls down the rabbit hole and lands in her own version of the story - a place called Wondertown. She sees each Alice In Wonderland character represented by a resident in this politically-driven town and Alice is absorbed in this fantasy. And so begins her political awakening. The election is coming up and Alice must make her choice and cast her vote. But does her vote even count? Will she make a difference? …You’ll just have to wait and see.

Wondertown was first presented at Rose Bruford's Symposium 2017 by The Bohemians Theatre Company. Then received a production the Ugly Duck in June 2018. Please listen to some of the songs and footage from Infinite Arts launch party and explore some of the footage and images from The Bohemians Theatre Company.

Production Photography ©Benkin Photography

Creative Team:

Director/Writer - Benji Mowbray

Musical Director/Arranger - Elliot Mackenzie

Choreography - Abigail Middleton

Set and Costume Designer - Kimmy Hanseo Kim

Lighting Designer - Ryan Stafford

Sound Designer - Tom Watling

Dramaturg - Patrick Orkney

Assistant Musical Director - James Hastings

Vocal Supervisor - Kristin Lundemo Overøye

Puppetry Coordinator - Michael Bijok

Script Supervisor/Devising Co-ordinator - Joel Nash

Clowning Work - Jake Beltran and Sean Stevenson

Rehearsal photography - Emily Atkinson

Social Media Manager - Tomi Ogbaro

Weekly Blog - Tahlia Norrish

Company Warm Ups - Julia Grogan and Conley Wehner

 

Technical:

Production Manager - Jack Williams

Technical Manager - Ashley Holdom

Head of Lighting - Jake Taylor

Head of Sound - Jimmy O’Shea

Deputy Stage Manager - Jamie McKechnie

Assistant Stage Manager - Izzy Myatt

Assistant Stage Manager - Lizzie Bond

Assistant Lighting Designer - Bradley Crittenden

Prod LX - Owen Yelland

Prod LX - Harry Guest

Costume Supervisor - Grace Taylor-Shaw

Costume Supervisor - Zoe Brown

Costume Maker - Millie Ross

Costume Maker - Amy Ketteridge

Costume Maker - MK Morrell

Costume Assistant - Alex Bruce

Costume Assistant - Kate Unwin

Costume Assistant - Oscar Bains

Scenic Project Manager - Jay Bassett

Puppet Supervisor - Meggie Settle

Scenic Supervisor/Poster Design - Lola Henderson

 

Cast:

Alice - Emily Atkinson

Anthony Boyd Nebber - Jake Beltran

Robert - Michael Bijok

Lauren/Nigel Garage - Julia Grogan

Chazz - James Hastings

Jack/Pat - Elliot Mackenzie

Dilly/Margaret - Abigail Middleton

Daffydd - Benji Mowbray

Harry - Joel Nash

Maggie/Wayne - Tahlia Norrish

Douglas - Tomi Ogbaro

David/Marvin/Bill - Patrick Orkney

Dianne - Kristin Lundemo Overøye

Rufus - Sean Stevenson 

Jennie/Mayoress - Conley Whener