Won­der­land show is weird and won­der­ful

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

This is a show where any­thing goes, where the boys have thrown what­ever they feel like into a weird melt­ing pot of ideas. Won­der­land en­com­passes a lot of strange things, in­clud­ing a Mad Hat­ter. There’s a sitar player on a float­ing magic car­pet, men dressed like Poldark on stilts, a fly­ing swan and a Ro­man gla­di­a­tor with a very funky hel­met.

Be­cause they do no fewer than six tracks from Won­der­land. Fair enough, the tour is to pro­mote that, though maybe a lot of fans would pre­fer to have more of the old tracks we know much bet­ter and can sing along to. There may not be a 70 foot ro­bot or a me­chan­i­cal ele­phant, but the light­ing ef­fects are clever, es­pe­cially dur­ing The Flood, where glow in the dark rain makes its de­but. The boys may go off af­ter their tra­di­tional en­core song, but that’s not quite the end, be­cause they re­turn for Rule the World. And you don’t want to miss that spine-tin­gling feel­ing when ev­ery­one waves their lit-up phones and sings along.

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