Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage present the Nottingham Playhouse production


By Beth Steel

Friday 8 February - Saturday 23 February 2019

Main House - Tickets from £37.50 - £8.50

Suitable for ages 14+



‘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

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

Post-Show discussion Thursday 14 February

Creative Team

Writer Beth Steel
Director Adam Penford
Designer Morgan Large
Lighting Designer Jack Knowles
Composer/Sound Designer Jon Nicholls
Movement Director Naomi Said
Original Casting Directors Sarah Bird CDG and Vicky Richardson
Revival Casting Director Sophie Parrott CDG

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 for more information.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.
Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.
Find out more on our Access page.

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.
(Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)

Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.

Dates & Times

Wonderland - Fri 8 Feb 7:30pm Fri 8 Feb Main House 7:30pm Preview £27.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Sat 9 Feb 7:30pm Sat 9 Feb Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Mon 11 Feb 7:30pm Mon 11 Feb Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Tue 12 Feb 7:00pm Tue 12 Feb Main House 7:00pm Press Night £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Wed 13 Feb 7:30pm Wed 13 Feb Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Thu 14 Feb 1:30pm Thu 14 Feb Main House 1:30pm £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Thu 14 Feb 7:30pm Thu 14 Feb Main House 7:30pm Post Show Talk £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Fri 15 Feb 7:30pm Fri 15 Feb Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Sat 16 Feb 7:30pm Sat 16 Feb Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Tue 19 Feb 7:30pm Tue 19 Feb Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Wed 20 Feb 7:30pm Wed 20 Feb Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Thu 21 Feb 7:30pm Thu 21 Feb Main House 7:30pm Audio Described Performance £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Fri 22 Feb 7:30pm Fri 22 Feb Main House 7:30pm Sign Interpreted £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
Wonderland - Sat 23 Feb 2:30pm Sat 23 Feb Main House 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now

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