Wonderland

‘THE BEST PLAY about the Miners’ Strike’ Nottingham Post

THE UNMISSABLE HIT OF 2018 IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Nottinghamshire, 1983. Two 16 year olds wait nervously at the pithead. Guided by a veteran miner, they descend into the brotherhood, banter, searing heat and liquid blue light of Welbeck Colliery.

Meanwhile in London, an American CEO known as The Butcher is brought in to reform King Coal. Pits close and a strike is called.

A Tory MP tussles with his leader’s hard line ideology, whilst an eccentric dandy is sent undercover to break up the strike. Cracks appear on all sides as the embattled miners are torn apart trying to protect their livelihoods and families. Nothing will be the same again.

Wonderland is the spirited and uplifting drama written by the daughter of a Nottinghamshire miner. Expect dark humour and tension in this 360° look at the events leading up to and during the miner’s strike.

★★★★ “This is a big play…full of heart.” The Guardian
★★★★ “Powerful, pertinent drama” The Stage
“Exceptional programming from Nottingham’s new Artistic Director Adam Penford” WhatsOnStage

Designer Morgan Large won Best Design at UK Theatre Awards 2018

Age Guidance: Suitable for ages 14+. Contains strong language and some nudity

Post-show discussion on Thursday 21 February following the 7.30pm performance.

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Schools workshops are available, please contact schoolbookings@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk for more information.