The Millennium Forum welcomes home to Northern Ireland rising star Ben Kerr, who will be playing March Hare in the UK tour of WONDERLAND when it hosts the Irish Premiere from Tues, March 21 for a week-long run.
Hailed by critics as ‘nothing short of spine-tingling’ with ‘an outstandingly strong cast’, WONDERLAND is delighting audiences throughout the UK.
It’s an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. It is a timely and touching story of love and an adventurous exploration of who we are, who we want to be and the power of everyday magic in our lives.
Originally from Dungannon in County Tyrone, Ben Kerr’s theatre credits include the West End, UK & Ireland Tours and European Broadcast of The Rocky Horror Show. When he was last on home ground Ben starred in the Millennium Forum’s Teenage Kicks, which was produced for the UK City of Culture in 2013. He is ‘excited to bring Wonderland to Northern Ireland and spend a bit of time on home turf’.
The stellar cast includes West End star and accomplished actress Wendi Peters, well known for her portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, as Queen of Hearts and musical theatre star Dave Willetts, who rose to fame for playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, as White Rabbit.
West End rising star Michelle Pentecost will play Alice in Derry, as well as Alternate Alice / Mad Hatter at other venues. Essex-born Michelle has recently appeared in the title roles of Evita and Wicked in London’s West End.
Following sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland plays at Derry’s Millennium Forum from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 March as part of its first ever UK tour. Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone 71 264455 or visit millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.