Wonderland High

March 2019, The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Offspringers is proud to present Wonderland High! Filled with jokes, puns and portmanteau, Wonderland High celebrates the writing and wit of Lewis Carroll, as his characters are reimagined to be students in a contemporary high school.

The first day in a new school can be difficult but for Arthur Bloom, it may prove impossible. Newly relocated from Kansas City, Arthur discovers that Wonderland High is not your ordinary high school. Thrown into a school where croquet is bigger than football, the school store sells much more than paper and pens, and lockers hold a lot more than books, Arthur finds that being “cool” is the only rule… and even eating lunch in the cafetorium is an ordeal. As he makes new friends (and a couple of enemies), Arthur learns to stand up for himself and helps others learn the importance of self-reliance and commitment to ones’ principles and passions.

Filled with an assortment of characters that are based on Carroll’s creations – like Principal Cheshire (who is often heard, but not seen); zany Matt Adder; April May (who had her hair done in March); Dora Mouskowitz (who can barely stay awake); Lily, Rose, Daisy and Violet (the Garden Glees – an all-girls a capella group); and Alice (of course!), Wonderland Highfeatures an energetic score and plenty of comedic, age-appropriate character roles. A large ensemble makes expanding the cast easy, and the high school setting makes scenery and costumes a breeze.