Wednesday 12 July 2017


I was lucky to take Luke to see the truly Wonderful Wonderland  at the Regent Theatre in Stoke. The auditorium was packed and full of children so I knew Luke was going to enjoy it.

Wonderland is the modern day version of a mixture of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Fast forward to a now 40 year old woman, Alice's miserable life takes an interesting turn after she follows the White Rabbit through a broken lift into Wonderland, along with her daughter, Ellie from a failed marriage and her neighbour, Jack. She comes face to face with familiar characters who we know and love from the original books including the Queen of Heart, Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat.

The singing and acting was superb, Kerry Ellis plays Alice, her voice was strong and powerful, Naomi Morris plays the stroppy teenage daughter, Ellie, very true to life and funny. For me I was pleasantly surprised by Wendi Peters who played the Queen of Hearts, as a lifelong Corrie fan I wasn't expected too much but her voice was amazing and she portrayed the character well. The mad hatter was not the usual 'male' but played by Natalie McQueen who belted out some outstanding numbers.

The set and costumes were colourful, it had us totally engaged throughout the show. It was great to see Luke recognise the different characters too. A fun evening for the whole family.

Wonderland is on until 15th July in Stoke