Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage present the Nottingham Playhouse production

Wonderland: Pay What You Can Performance

By Beth Steel

Wednesday 13 February at 7:30pm

Theatre - Tickets: Pay What You Can

Suitable for ages 14+


This performance of Wonderland is a ‘Pay What You Can’ performance.

Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.

Join us for Wonderland on Wednesday 13 February 2019 at 7.30pm and pay…whatever you can. 50p, £1, £5; whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance.

How does it work?

Tickets will only be available to purchase on the day of the performance, in person from Box Office and cannot be bought online or over the telephone. You can buy your Pay What You Can tickets from at Box Office from 10am until 6pm. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and issued in sequence.

You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Wednesday 13 February 2019, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.

Please note that queuing may begin outside Box Office before 10am; holding space in the queue for others is not permitted; two tickets will be allocated per form only; filling forms for people who are not present is not permitted; tickets are subject to availability; no choice of ticket is possible; payments must be made in cash only and tickets cannot be exchanged to other performances or refunded. Remember to bring your tickets to the performance, we are unable to reprint tickets.

If you have mobility requirements or use a wheelchair please contact Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419 on Wednesday 13 February 2019 only.

About the Play

‘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 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)

Creative Team

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

Dates & Times

Wonderland: Pay What You Can Performance - Wed 13 Feb 7:30pm Wed 13 Feb Theatre 7:30pm Pay What You Can

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