The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, from the novel by C S Lewis, adapted by Glyn Robbins, directed by Anthony Kemp
Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 December, evenings at 7.30, matinee at 2.30 on Saturday
Tickets: adults £16, children/students, adults £12 on 13th
Four children travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia where it is always winter but never Christmas.
Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.
Most of the novel is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures that one White Witch has ruled for 100 years of deep winter. In the frame story, four English children are staying in a large, old country house for a holiday. The youngest visits Narnia three times via the magic of a wardrobe in a spare room. All four children are together on her third visit, which verifies her fantastic claims and comprises the subsequent 12 of 17 chapters except for a brief conclusion. In Narnia, the siblings seem fit to fulfill an old prophecy and so are soon adventuring both to save Narnia and their lives. Lewis wrote the book for, and dedicated it to, his goddaughter Lucy Barfield. She was the daughter of Owen Barfield, Lewis’s friend, teacher, adviser, and trustee.
After going in twice the four children go in together for the last time. They battle wolves, meet talking animals, encounter a evil white witch and meet a magnificent lion named ‘Aslan’. Will this be the end of their journey to Narnia or will they stay?
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is a timeless classic that children cherish and adults adore. This production is directed by Anthony Kemp.
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