Faryl will play the title role in the production which will run at venues across the UK throughout November 2010. The shows, promoted by SJM Concerts, will also feature a number of guest artists
The first guest stars to confirm are expected to be Jedward in the roles of Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Faryl has already met with the X-Factor twins and discussed the production with them. She believes they would be the perfect choice because of the theatrical talents they have shown to the nation.
The show will include a number of songs from Faryl’s brand new album ‘Wonderland’. It will include the title track, Somewhere Far Away and Night of Silence as well as some additional songs. Faryl will be backed by full orchestra with additional special effects, and the music will be linked by a guest star narrator. Kim Gavin, who produced Take That’s shows and Viva La Diva, has been approached to coordinate the production.
The 14-date stage tour will start at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on November 3rd 2010 and run until the London finale on Sunday 21st November. Alice (or Faryl) in Wonderland will encompass all aspects of a successful family show from a classical concert to pantomime.
The buzz is also spreading to the US after producers heard about the set-up for the show. Faryl’s management team anticipate taking the show stateside in 2011.
Faryl’s new album ‘Wonderland’, is what gave Neil Warnock, her agent, the inspiration for the show. He said today:
“Faryl Smith is one of the most unique talents I’ve seen in recent years. Watching and hearing her development through her wonderful voice and stage craft tells me that headlining her own ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theatre tour will be a resounding success.”
Tickets for the show will go on sale in early 2010, just as Alice-mania is expected to hit an all-time high as Tim Burton launches his brand new film adaptation starring Johnny Depp. Faryl said today of the opportunity:
“I can’t believe I’m going to be playing Alice on stage. She always has and always will be one of my favourite childhood characters.”
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