‘Wonderland’, Frank Wildhor’s magical musical adaptation of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’, is coming to Blackpool as part of its UK tour.
The stellar principal cast features Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, as the Queen of Hearts. Musical theatre star Dave Willetts, of ‘Phantom of the Opera fame’, also steps out as the White Rabbit. They will be joined by Stephen Webb, Natalie McQueen, Kayi Ushe, Dominic Owen, Ben Kerr, Naomi Morris and Michelle Pentecost.
But what about Alice? Who is going to play the pivotal character, that of a a lost girl searching for answers?
Well we can reveal that guesting as the innocent child that follows the White Rabbit and falls down the hole will be West End Star and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Rachael Wooding.
Rachael’s journey is inspiring. She gave up a career in musical theatre to start a family. But talent like hers never leaves and in May 2016, she wowed the nation on Britain’s Got Talent. Simon Cowell proclaiming her rendition of ‘With You’ from Ghost was “the most beautiful version of the song” he had ever heard. Rachael went on to the live finals and her acclaimed audition has been viewed nearly 9 million times on YouTube.
Since then Rachael has gone from strength to strength playing numerous lead parts, including the title role in the UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita.
Completing the cast is a highly talented company comprising Sharif Afifi, Toyan Thomas-Browne, Divine Cresswell, Jessica Croll, Francesca Lara Gordon,
The show promises an exciting and innovative look at a story we are all more than familiar with. Wildhor takes his audience on a wild ride, down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and into the original ‘upside down’.
Get this one in your diary!
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