Paul-D Stephenson (Cheshire Cat)
has worked with many theatre companies including Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company, Spontaneous Productions and is currently starring as The Gingerbread Man in Spontaneous theatres outdoor summer season whilst appearing virtually in One Day in Wonderland. Other credits include with Gordon Kenney Productions in “The Delicious Revenge of Princess Rubyslippers,” “Puss in Boots” and 'Profumo the Musical' at Waterloo East Theate. He is also a regular with Chaplins Pantomimes.
He has also featured in independent films such as: “Schizophrenia and Me and Me,” which was accepted in the Cannes film festival’s short film corner in 2011 and “The Rajini Effect,” which won the Audience Award at the Indian Film Festival in Stuttgart in 2013.
Michael J Ansley (Mad Hatter/Caterpillar) graduated from Italia Conti in 2009, and has appeared in a range of family shows including a touring Panto with Hurricane Productions, a secondary schools tour with Rapport theatre, and travelled most of Italy with Smile Theatre in 'Robin Hood'. Recently Michael has been writing scripts and travelling to Russia and Italy where children perform these scripts to learn English, develop theatre skills and build confidence.
Michael has also appeared in various films including 'The 12' which is available on Amazon Prime and a Hindi Version of 'The Girl on the Train', currently available on Netflix.
He's also the Musical Director for Controlled Chaos UK and has written songs for 'The Tempest', 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'As You Like It' which he also directed.
Jed McLoughlin (White Rabbit, TweedleDum and HumptyDumpty) moved from Plymouth to East London to pursue acting, and is now based in South West London. He is thrilled to be a part of Lights of London’s production of Alice as he has adored these stories since he was young. Jed has worked with 'Shrek's Adventure!' and the London Dungeons in a variety of characters. as well as working with the Nonsense theatre company and writing and acting as an MC in cabarets he has performed at the Rose Theatre Kingston as well as Theatre Royal Plymouth in a variety of shows from 'Wuthering Heights' to '101 Dalmatians'. Theatre Credits include Henry VIII 'The Show Must Go Online', 'Upon The Heath', 'Season’s Greetings', 'Cinderella', 'The Lower Depths', 'Boys', 'A Christmas Carol', 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', 'Wuthering Heights', 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾'. His film credits include Shared Human Experience.
Barnaby Quinn (March Hare, Duchess, TweedleDee and Executioner) has studied at the Method Acting Drama school in London for the past two years. In training he played Stanhope in ‘Journeys End’, Edgar in ‘King Lear’ and Jimmy in ‘Look back in anger’. He also played Rowland Torre in 'Roses of Eyam’ for the Drama Workshop, and is due to appear this summer as Lucentio in ‘Taming of the Strew’ for the Greek Players in the Walthamstowe Open Air Theatre players. He featured as a taxi driver in the short film, ‘£12.64’. He also completed two diplomas in Performing arts and Acting. During first lockdown 2020, his Shakespearean monologue was featured in The Guardian as part of their Quarantine Globe Players video.
Miranda Braun (Alice) appeared as Carrie in Not Quite Jerusalem (Finborough Theatre) in March 2020 until closure.
She trained at Drama Studio London graduating in 2018. Theatre credits since then include 'Everything is Possible' (Theatre Royal York), 'Sense and Sensibility' (Dot Productions), 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (European Arts Co.), 'The Adventures of Sam Swallow' and 'As You Like It' (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Radio includes BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award 2018 Finalist and '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'.
Miranda is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and dancer. She co-wrote the opening song 'My Own Special World' for 'One Day in Wonderland'. During Lockdown she has been telling virtual Bedtime Stories via IG Live and Youtube, gigging with Big Top Corporate Events and doing lots of online play-readings! Aside from acting Miranda is a drama teacher with Perform, and she's delighted to be a part of this special show this spring as theatres reopen.
Darrie Gardner (Lorna, Sunflower, Dormouse, Red Queen) is artistic director of Lights of London, and wrote the adaptation and songs for this One Day in Wonderland. Theatre credits include 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame” with Iris Theatre, Maria in 'Twelfth Night', and the Duchess of Gloucester in 'Richard II' (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Lady Caroline Pontefract in 'A Woman of No Importance' Galleon theatre. With Lights of London: she appeared as Prospero in 'The Tempest', Emilia in 'Othello' and Hermoine/Emelia/Mistress Page in 'Shakespeare's Women' (Baron's Court Theatre/The Rose, Bankside). New writing includes RedFest (Old Red Lion Theatre), OffCut (Riverside Studios), McConnell Festival, (Duelling Productions/Theatro Technico), and 'The Line Up' at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre. Family, Childrens and Young People's theatre including Kazzum, Palketto Stage, Cragrats, Rainbow theatre, Tickled Pink Productions, and Chaplins and in Pantomime as the Wicked Fairy in 'Sleeping Beauty' (Winsford Arts Centre/Make Believe Entertainment), Fairy Godmother in 'Cinderella' and three seasons of shows at the Colourhouse Theatre). Musical theatre includes ‘Salad Days’ Union Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal, ‘The Mirror never Lies’ at the Cockpit theatre’ (RJR Musicals), ‘Norma Jeane the Musical’ at Stockwell Playhouse, KSW Productions), 'Nativity Blues' (Eastern Angles) 'Profumo the Musical' (Waterloo East Theatre/Gordon Kenny Productions), 'Pirates of Penzance' (Tabard Theatre/Pulling Focus Ltd), 'A Little Princess' (Image Musical Theatre). 'The Threepenny Opera' (Courtyard Theatre). She has devised and taken muscial shows and cabaret to the Edinburgh and Brighton festival and Hackney Empire, The Pheasantry, Jermyn Street Theatre and Leicester Square Studio. She has appeared in a number of short films, commercials and recently the award winning feature film 'Jack in the Box'.