Lysander Ashton, 59 Productions
Toby Coffey, National Theatre
Technical Director & Lead Creative
Ollie Lindsey, Play Nicely
Facial Motion Capture Consultants
National Theatre, 59 Productions, Play Nicely
National Theatre, December 2015
fabulous wonder.land is inspired by wonder.land, the National Theatre’s new musical created by Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini and Rufus Norris, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland. It is the first Virtual Reality experience the National has ever offered its audiences.
Wearing an Oculus Rift, users tumble down the rabbit hole and land in wonder.land's Sunshine Garden – a vibrant world with a unique soundscape. As the full multicolour brilliance of wonder.land is revealed, the Cheshire Cat hovers above, serenading you to fabulous, an original composition by Damon Albarn with lyrics by Moira Buffini.
fabulous wonder.land has been selected for the prestigious New Frontier section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, which champions storytelling at the crossroads of film, art and new media technologies. fabulous wonder.land is a first of its kind collaboration between the National Theatre, 59 Productions and Play Nicely with Production Partner Mahdi Yahya, Managing Director of Room One.
UK audiences can experience fabulous wonder.land as part of enter wonder.land, a free digital exhibition at the National Theatre (2 December – 30 April). The exhibition features specially-created immersive experiences inspired by wonder.land, a coming-of-age adventure exploring the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives.