Edgar Allan Poe meets Lewis Carroll in Mira Ball’s “Wondered” at Anywhere Festival

This 45-minute one-acter has won a heap of awards on the festival circuit and, after watching this absorbing play, I could see why… I am sure Charles Dodgson would have loved it!” (Eric Scott, Absolute Theatre).

12 February 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Elodie Boal of Mira Ball Productions

+61 413 507 404 or elodie@miraball.com.au  

Mira Ball Productions and Anywhere Theatre Festival present new show
“Wondered”

 Presented at The Sideshow from May 10-17, 2019

“’Wondered’, by Elodie Boal and performed by the Mira Ball Productions Company, is indeed truly flesh crawling…  if it happens to be playing again it is worth the visit.” (Luisa Ryan, Scenestr).

This 45-minute one-acter has won a heap of awards on the festival circuit and, after watching this absorbing play, I could see why… I am sure Charles Dodgson would have loved it!” (Eric Scott, Absolute Theatre).

You’re cordially invited to the maddest tea party of the year…

Enter the darkest parts of your imagination and join Alice as she returns to Wonderland again.

Winner of over 40 awards across the 2015 Southeast Queensland Drama Festival Circuit, including Best New Australian Script, ‘Wondered’ is excited to be returning to the stage for six performances only.  As part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival and hosted by The Sideshow in Brisbane’s West End, this event is guaranteed to deliver the same amount of madness it achieved on its last tour.

Inspired by the original tale of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, ‘Wondered’ is a reimagining of this beloved and classic story. Interrogating conventional fairy-tales and retelling events from the “Mad” Hatter’s perspective, this contemporary one-act play promises a night of fun, twists and most importantly, tea.

Revealing the true story of what really happened in Wonderland, ‘Wondered’ features an award-winning cast who theatrically embody famous characters including the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee, Tweedledum and Alice.  “Each role has been written with a fresh take to build a compelling depth into Lewis Carroll’s classic characters” (Ash Hopping, The Creative Issue).

But be forewarned, everything is not as it seems. Contrasting the original storyline, ‘Wondered’ has been described as “the perfect conclusion to a classic tale”and something that would have “made Lewis Carroll proud” (Eric Scott, Absolute Theatre). 

Creator, Director and Actor, Elodie Boal, says ‘Wondered’ will have audiences guessing until the last minute. When adapting the story for stage she wanted to create a new Wonderland that had been abandoned and void of its happy memories

“All elements in this production have been reinvented – from the characters, to the setting, to the puns,” Elodie said.

“It’s Wonderland for adults.  It’s Edgar Allan Poe meets Lewis Carroll.  It’s really not what you’ll be expecting.”

‘Wondered’ performs with its original award-winning cast between 10-17 May 2019 at The Sideshow. Make sure you grab your tickets before seats at this tea party sell out.

Creators  

Playwright, Producer and Director – Elodie Boal
Assistant Producers – Mira Ball Productions andTrent Sellars
Stage Manager – Amanda McCarrick
Lighting and Sound Design – Malcolm Boal

 

Cast

Hatter – Reagan Warner
Ches – Lindi Milbourne
Dee – Gary Farmer-Trickett
Dum – Trent Sellars
Alice – Elodie Boal

 

Show Details

  • Where: The Sideshow – 349 Montague Road, West End QLD 4101
  • When: six performances between 10-17 May 2019
    • Friday, 10 May 2019 – shows at 6 pm and 8 pm
    • Sunday, 12 May 2019 – shows at 6 pm and 8 pm
    • Friday, 17 May 2019 – shows at 6 pm and 8 pm
  • Tickets: $20 General Admission
  • Run Time:45-50 minutes
  • Ticket Link:anywhere.is/wondered
  • Other Supporting Links: wonderedplay.com; www.miraballproductions.com.au

 

Press Release Points:

  • Opening Night – Friday, 10 May 2019 at 6:00 PM.
  • Award-Winning Production – over 40 awards achieved including Best New Australian Script, Best Play, Best Direction, Best Set Design and several acting achievements.
  • Original Award-Winning Cast
  • New Contemporary Theatre
  • Reimagination of ‘Alice’s Adventures of Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll
  • Intimate evening of performance
  • Suitable for mature audiences aged 15+
  • Presented by Mira Ball Productions as part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival

 

Media Contact

For more information, interviews or photographs, please contact:

Elodie Boal

+61 413 507 404

elodie@miraball.com.au

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