" THE MUSIC AND THEATRICAL VISION OF PAUL BOYD ... A TRULY CLASS ACT " Irish Times
The original 1998 Cast Recording
Re-released to celebrate pbm's 25th Anniversary
"a glorious concoction, one part Lewis Carroll, one part Graham Norton and one part Paul Boyd … reinjected with all the arch wit and musical punch that Boyd's mischievous vision can conjure up … a party from start to finish that has everyone going crazy. This is a show that reaches the hearts, minds and funny bones of all generations, with punchy storytelling, terrific music and nicely naughty grown-up gags" Irish Times
"Paul Boyd’s hugely energetic musical ... a new, magical adventure filled with music and mischief ... this sophisticated musical is a feast for the eyes ... very clever and very enjoyable ... this wonderland will prove a real winner" Belfast Telegraph
"Paul Boyd’s music wonderfully reflects the preposterous world of Alice’s imagination ... a spellbinding production ... I was even won over by the big production numbers and the rousing finale had young and old enthusiastically throwing themselves into the spirit of things ... a great triumph" Irish News
"an enchanting story, beautifully told by Boyd’s pounding score... Paul Boyd has the talent for composing musicals that hit just the right note" The Stage
Lyric Theatre, Belfast December 1998 - January 1999
An Grianán Theatre, Co. Donegal December 1999
An Grianán Theatre, Co. Donegal August 2000
Civic Theatre, Co. Dublin December 2000 - January 2001
The Market Place Theatre, Armagh December 2004
The Pavilion Theatre, Co. Dublin January 2005
The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough December 2008
Actors’ Playhouse, Miami FL January - March 2009
Actors’ Playhouse, Miami FL October - November 2009
Higashi Playhouse, Nagoya, Japan August 2011
Actors’ Playhouse, Miami FL January - March 2015
Lyric Theatre, Belfast December 2018 - January 2019
now celebrating 20 years of amazing
productions around the world
"Paul Boyd’s music wonderfully reflects the
preposterous world of Alice’s imagination... a spellbinding production ... a great triumph"
Alice The Musical opened in a new Japanese translation by Merry Artists Company and Delightful Company from 4th August 2011 at Nagoya City Higashi Playhouse, Nagoya, Japan. The show returned to the Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre, Miami, Florida, for a record-breaking third production from 16th January 2015.
Celebrating 20 years in 2018, Alice The Musical returns to its original home, the Lyric Theatre Belfast, from November - click here for more info.
Telling the story of Alice and her attempts to escape from the Queen of Hearts in Wonderland this full-scale musical is performed by a multi-roleplaying cast of seven, led by the sassy Cheshire Cat, and features the songs “What’ya Gonna Do?”, “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and “The White Knight’s Song” as well as Alice’s haunting ballad, “Home”, the Queen of Hearts’ show-stopper “Have Heart”, the Caterpillar’s outrageous samba “Nothing Here Makes Sense” and a seven-minute mega-mix finale that has audiences on their feet cheering for more!
The original cast recording from 1998 was re-released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Apple Music in August 2017 as part of pbm's 25th Anniversary celebrations.
Alice The Musical, Paul Boyd's acclaimed adaptation of the books of Lewis Carroll, is his most popular production and has proved to be a big hit time and time again with audiences, critics and producers alike.
The show has been staged in eleven professional productions since it was premiered in 1998 and was Paul's first show for Northern Ireland's national producing theatre the Lyric Theatre Belfast. The original production was nominated as 'Best Drama' at the then annual Belfast City Arts Awards.
During its first decade, Alice The Musical enjoyed hit productions at An Grianán Theatre in Co. Donegal, The Market Place Theatre Armagh, and both the Civic and Pavilion Theatres in Dublin.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2008, Alice The Musical was staged in its English Premiere production at The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
In January 2009 the show had its USA Premiere at the Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre, Miami, Florida, where it proved so successful that it was revived for a second run that opened in November.
2008 - Castle Theatre, Wellingborough
photos by Castle Theatre, Wellingborough
from selected previous productions
2009 - Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, Miami
photos by Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, Miami
"There is enough of the charm and magic of Lewis Carroll’s original tale, to keep even the youngest customers hooked, while adults will lap up the clever word play and naughty jokes, which somehow manage not to get in the way of the super ensemble performances and fine stagecraft of this engaging production ... the big finale number has the entire audience on its feet, going wild and crazy!" Sunday Life
NOTHING HERE MAKES SENSE
this version released on the ONE NIGHT STAND album - click here
MEGAMIX (RECORDED LIVE IN 2004)
exclusive to this site
HAVE HEART (2008 REMIX)
exclusive to this site
HOME (RECORDED LIVE IN 2004)
exclusive to this site
2004 - Market Place Theatre, Armagh
photos by pbm
1998 - Lyric Theatre, Belfast
photos by Lyric Theatre, Belfast