Damon Albarn pens Alice in Wonderland musical 'Wonder.land'
Singer Damon Albarn has co-written a stage musical based on Lewis Carroll's classic story Alice in Wonderland.
London: Singer Damon Albarn has co-written a stage musical based on Lewis Carroll's classic story Alice in Wonderland.
The 46-year-old singer said that he is fascinated by the idea of going down a rabbit hole, the otherworldliness and what that might mean, Alice aside, The Queen of Hearts, The Duchess, White Rabbit, Caterpillar were the most threatening characters of his childhood and he was genuinely very frightened of them as a kid, the BBC reported.
Moira Buffini, who has written the lyrics for the musical, asserted that she have never written a musical before so she is in at the deep end but with two wonderful collaborators in Damon and Rufus.
The musical titled is Wonder.land, and it is a part of the National Theatre's first season under new artistic director Rufus Norris and will premiere at July's Manchester International Festival.
The story follows 12-year-old Aly, who creates an online alter-ego as Alice and loses herself in a virtual world.
Albarn is best known for being part of the bands Blur and Gorillaz and has also previously created the stage shows Dr Dee and Monkey: Journey to the West for the Manchester International Festival.