Cast announced for Alice in Wonderland at Mercury Theatre

Casting has been announced for Alice in Wonderland at Mercury Theatre.

Directed by Emma Earle, the summer production opens on 3 August 2022 (with previews from 29 July) and runs until 14 August 2022.

Lewis Carroll’s iconic work has been reimagined by Olivier award-winning playwright Mike Kenny with music by Ivan Stott.

On the cast are Ruby Ablett as Alice, Miiya Alexandra (Dora/Doormouse), Hannah Azuonye (Carol-Louise/ Caterpillar/Cheshire Cat), Rosalind Ford (Mum/Duchess), Natasha Karp (Queen of Hearts/Ms Head), Tom Moores (White Rabbit/Mr Buck), Jamie Noar (Tweedledee/King of Hearts), Mike Slader (Harry/Mad Hatter) and Loris Scarpa (Tweedledum/March Hare).

Alice is under a lot of pressure. She’s anxiously about to sit an exam, when she accidentally falls down a rabbit hole and plunges into the magical world of Wonderland. There, she encounters some of the strangest and most peculiar creatures she’s ever met, including a very bossy White Rabbit, a Cheshire Cat who can’t stop grinning and a Mad Hatter who’s, well, mad!

Can Alice defeat the formidable Queen of Hearts and get back home in time to finish her test?

The creative team is made up of designer Anisha Fields, lighting designer Joshua Gadsby, sound designer Beth Duke, musical director Jamie Noar, movement director Dan Canham and casting director Nicholas Hockaday.

Creative Director Ryan McBryde said: “We can’t wait to jump down the rabbit hole into the fantastical world of Wonderland this summer. Director Emma Earle has a fantastic track record with her award-winning, female-led theatre company Pins and Needles, who are best known for their bold and imaginative adaptations of children’s books including Raymond Briggs’ classics Father Christmas and The Bear. We’re delighted to welcome a multi-talented cast of actor-musicians including the wonderful Mike Slader and Rosalind Ford last seen in the Mercury’s The Comedy of Errors.”

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