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Casting announced for Damon Albarn's

Rosalie Craig is among the MIF cast of Moira Buffini’s new production

Rosalie Craig
Rosalie Craig
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Casting has been announced for the Manchester International Festival run of, a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe, Handbagged), directed by National Theatre director Rufus Norris.

The MIF cast will include Sam Archer, Lois Chimimba, Rob Compton, Rosalie Craig, Ivan De Freitas, Luke Fetherston, Hal Fowler, Anna Francolini, Lorraine Graham, Paul Hilton, Karina Hind, Holly James, Sam Mackay, Daisy Maywood, Enyi Okoronkwo, David Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Cydney Uffindell-Phillips and Witney White. is a Manchester International Festival/National Theatre co-production. Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, National Theatre and the Théâtre du Châtelet.

Award-winning costume designer Katrina Lindsay joins the design team behind War Horse – set designer Rae Smith, lighting designer Paule Constable and projection designers 59 Productions – for the new musical.

Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris return to MIF after their acclaimed opera Dr Dee (MIF11, ENO 2012). Following its premiere at Manchester International Festival 2015, plays in repertoire at the NT’s Olivier Theatre from November 2015 until April 2016 and will visit the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in June 2016. Casting for these dates is to be announced.

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