Curiouser: A New Musical About the Mind Behind Wonderland

Written by:

Piper J. Distel (Book), & Lori Robinson Distel (Music and Lyrics)

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

2SLGBTQIA+

Cast Size:
25+

Roles For:

  • Men: 12
  • Women: 16

Genre:

Biography
Musical/Opera

Themes:

Autism
Family
Friendship
Imagination
Self Discovery

Length:

140 min.

Year Written:

2021

Synopsis:

Synopsis: Journey down the rabbit hole and meet ‘the mind behind Wonderland’ in this colourful biographical musical about the extraordinary life of Lewis Carroll. From his childhood in Yorkshire to his eventual friendship with the young girl who would become ‘Alice,’ Carroll’s unique imagination and keen knack for storytelling are paralleled through the Wonderland characters that audiences have come to love.

Characters:

There is no specified number of characters that can be played by LGBTQ+ people, IBPOC people, or people with disabilities.

Although not crucial, it is suggested that you cast performers who identify as Neurodivergent in the roles of Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Young Charles. In the original production, these roles were played by Neurodivergent actors, who brought their own unique experience and authenticity to the role.

First Produced:

Penny & Pound Theatre Productions in partnership with The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, December 2021. Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Resources:

The play can be accessed by visiting The Canadian Play Outlet or Penny and Pound Theatre.