Olly Wood | Composer & Lyricist
Olly recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music from the University of York. His current project Wonderland – A New Musical premiered at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. During his degree he had many opportunities to explore musical composition as an avenue for his passion for creating. He has already recorded and released an album and has been writing songs for 5 years. His art music composition, although started at secondary school gained momentum whilst studying at university, where Olly took modules in Composition, Instrumentation, and the String Quartet, for which he wrote a piece that was recently workshopped by the internationally acclaimed Quator Diotima. Prior to his studies, Olly was Musical Director of a youth theatre group, he produced, directed and built set for an original production based on the story of Pandora’s box, and wrote and MDed a show, Broken, that played at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012.
Wonderland – A New Musical | Olly Wood & Andy Bewley
Wonderland is a show built on the canonic Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass novels by Lewis Carroll. Embracing these stories, the musical combines Alice’s adventures in Wonderland with an original back story, developing existing characters and adding a compelling and comprehensible plot to the nonsense tales.
Live music, new riddles and a story yet untold… Each morning Alice wakes from her nightmare filled with a desire to journey to a Wonderland thrown into chaos by an untimely death at the hands of the Jabberwock. She discovers the royal sisters divided, the kingdom left to suffer under the rule of the vindictive Red Queen. See through the looking glass in this whirlwind reimagining of a Wonderland that existed before Alice, but cannot go on without her…