Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage present the Nottingham Playhouse production


By Beth Steel

Friday 8 February - Saturday 23 February 2019

Theatre - Tickets from £37.50 - £8.50

Suitable for ages 14+


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


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 on Thursday 21 February following the 7.30pm performance. (This is a change to the previously advertised date of Thursday 14 February which has been moved due to scheduling reasons)


Malcolm John Booker
Tilsley/Nicholas Ridley/Milton Friedman/Security Guard/Chief of Metropolitan Police Geff Francis
Jimmy Joshua Glenister
Bobbo Karl Haynes
Peter Walker Paul Kemp
Fanny Jack Quarton
Spud Nicholas Shaw
David Hart/Mr Bishop/ Chief of Metropolitan Police Giles Taylor
Ian MacGregor Robin Bowerman
Colonel William Travis

Creative Team

Writer Beth Steel
Director Adam Penford
Designer Morgan Large
Lighting Designer Jack Knowles
Associate Lighting Designer Dan Saggars
Sound Design/Original Composition Jon Nicholls
Associate Sound Designer Martin Curtis
Assistant Musical Director Jack Quarton
Movement Director Naomi Said
Associate Movement Director Jess Williams
Voice Coach Kay Welch
Original Casting Directors Sarah Bird CDG and Vicky Richardson
Revival Casting Director Sophie Parrott CDG
Dance Captain Nicholas Shaw

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

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