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Damon Albarn’s wonder.land will not succeed at the National. It might work in Vegas

Plus: a new Stoppard play at Hampstead Theatre whose ideal audience would be a theatre full of Sir Toms

9 January 2016

9:00 AM

9 January 2016

9:00 AM


Olivier, in rep until 30 April


Hampstead Theatre, until 23 January

Dr Seuss’s The Lorax

Old Vic, until 16 January

Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris present a musical version of Alice in Wonderland. A challenging enterprise even if they’d stuck to the original but they’ve fast-forwarded everything to the present day. The titular heroine, a trusting and solemn Victorian schoolgirl, has been recast as Aly, a wheedling teenage grump who loathes her mum, her dad, her comp, her teachers and her playmates.

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