Wonderman is a unique gig-theatre take on Roald Dahl's short stories for adults, combining a sizzling hot score of original live music, macabre characters, soaring imaginings and thrilling twists and turns, all injected with a wicked sense of dark humour. A celebration of the wonder of one of Britain's best-loved storytellers for his centenary year. Prepare to expect the unexpected.
Produced by Gagglebabble, National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre.
Wonderman ran at the EdFringe at Underbelly Potterrow in August 2016. It then played at the Tramshed, Cardiff as part of the City of the Unexpected to celebrate the centenary of Dahl's birth in September 2016. Finally, it played at WMC during Christmas 2016.
Script & Lyrics by Daf James
Story by Daf James, Hannah McPake & Lucy Rivers
Composed by Lucy Rivers
Directed by Amy Leach
Designed by Hayley Grindle
Lighting Design by Josh Carr
Sound Design by Dan Lawrence
Movement Direction by Lucy Cullingford
Production Photography by Kirsten McTernan
Performed by Lucy Rivers, Hannah McPake, Adam Redmore, Joe Shire, Mark O'Connor, Pete Komor, James Clark and Charlie Folorunsho.