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created by Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini and Rufus Norris music by Damon Albarn, book and lyrics by Moira Buffini

Final performance 30 April 2016
Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins inc interval poster, with Aly in front of a massive digitised cat's head
a new musical


Ensemble and Swing
Simon Anthony
Carly Bawden
WPC Rook
Nadine Cox
MC (Cheshire Cat / Caterpillar)
Hal Fowler
Ms Manxome
Anna Francolini
Mr King
Adrian Grove
White Rabbit
Joshua Lacey
Ensemble and Swing
Dylan Mason
Daisy Maywood
Luke Laprel
Enyi Okoronkwo
Ensemble and Swing
Lisa Ritchie
Mary Ann
Stephanie Rojas
Abigail Rose
Mouse / Kieran
Ed Wade
Witney White

Production team


A first look at on stage, filmed during its Manchester run.

More info rehearsal images

Proudly supported by


Manchester International Festival and National Theatre co-production.
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, National Theatre and the Théâtre du Châtelet.

Official make-up partner

Official Make-up Partner: MAC

Official Flight Partner

Virgin Atlantic logo

Production generously supported by:

Areté Foundation / Ed & Betsy Cohen,
Beth & Gary Glynn,
a legacy gift from the Estate of Storm Kelly,
Leila Maw Straus
and Mahdi Yahya.