Reviewed by Sophie Ross
March 13th 2017
Reviewer rating: ★ ★ ★
Last night, Wonderland opened at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre with a cast filled with West End superstars. Making it’s UK and European premiere, the Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy American musical, has been touring the UK since January. Previously playing to a few venues in both America and Tokyo, the show certainly isn’t a worldwide phenomenon but we always like to go in with open eyes.
The story follows Alice, not as you thought you knew her, this time she’s a single mother living on an estate verging on 40. She receives a letter informing her that her ex-husband is getting remarried and in the mist of it all, she gets fired from her job. A white rabbit suddenly appears out of the blue and her daughter, Ellie decides to follow him down the rabbit hole (or the building elevator in this instance). Joined by their neighbour Jack, they end up in Wonderland greeted by the regular characters from Carroll’s original tale.