Wendi Peters... the West end and TV star and well-known for her portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline next year's UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit.

West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis, best known for playing Elphaba in the West End and Broadway productions of Wicked, will guest star as Alice in select venues including Sunderland.

Completing the principal cast are Stephen Webb as Jack / White Knight, Natalie McQueen as Mad Hatter, Kayi Ushe as Caterpillar, Dominic Owen as Cheshire Cat, Ben Kerr as March Hare and Carolyn Maitland as Alternate Alice / Mad Hatter. They are joined by an ensemble comprising Sharif Afifi, Toyan Thomas Browne, Divine Cresswell, Jessica Croll, Francesca Lara Gordon, Benjamin McMillan, Bree Smith, Benjamin Yates and swings Lewis Easter and Collette Guitart.

Following sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland debuts at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Friday January 20 to Saturday, January 28, ahead of an extensive UK tour.

Wonderland is a musical adaption of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

In the tradition of the best stage musicals, the show boasts songs from Frank Wildhorn, writer of pop hits including Whitney Houston’s Where Do Broken Hearts Go? and theatre classics including This is the Moment from Jekyll & Hyde.

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