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Wonderland: An Original Musical

Book and Lyrics by Kira Josephson
Music by Bruno Marshall Shirley
Directed by Bruno Marshall Shirley
Musically Directed by Bruno Marshall Shirley

30 August - 9 September 2017

About The Musical

Wonderland is an original musical based on the works of Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass).

This is a story about growing up and coming to terms with the fact that the adult world doesn’t always make sense. We follow Alice as she learns the importance of individuality and following her own path, without judging others that might see the world differently.

This production will involve a lot of theatrical creativity and illusions to create our magical setting (blacklight, puppetry, magic tricks, etc.).

Alice, a girl in her teens in the late 1940s, is running away from home after her parents announce their separation. As she’s fleeing through Tulgey Wood, she comes across the White Rabbit, a carnival barker. The Rabbit runs off with her toy cat, Dinah, and she follows him to the gates of an abandoned carnival called Wonderland.

Once inside, she finds herself confronted by a confusing world of sideshow freaks, fortune tellers, clowns, and a terrifying ringmaster, the Queen of Hearts.

The rules don’t make sense, nonsense is the only common language, and everyone is mad.


  • Alice: Katja Romanski
  • Queen: Gabrielle Wright
  • King: Alex Rabina
  • White Rabbit: Chris O'Grady
  • Cheshire Cat: Dom Taffs
  • Duchess: Victoria Martin
  • Caterpillar: Joshua Kamau
  • Tweedledum: Catherine Gavigan-Binnie
  • Tweedledee: Lauren Simpkins
  • Hatter: Caleb Dawson-Swale
  • Hare: Tony Hogan
  • Dormouse: Cathy-Ellen Paul
  • Walrus: Vanessa Immink
  • Carpenter: Rachel Ward
  • Two: Annaleigh Corlett
  • Five: Richelle Lapot
  • Seven: Samantha Dempsey

Production Team

  • Director: Bruno Marshall Shirley
  • Musical Director: Bruno Marshall Shirley
  • Choreographer: India Loveday
  • Production Manager: Julie Anne Garnons-Williams
  • Production Assistants: Sam Burnard and Ashleigh Pearson
  • Stage Manager: Sarah Arndt
  • Lead Designer/Set Design: Rachel Hilliar
  • Costume Design: Brendan Goudswaard
  • Lighting Design: D' Woods
  • Sound Design: Don Blackmore


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