CS Lewis's story The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe has been the favourite of many a child over the last few generations.
The adventures of 4 children in the land of Narnia has all the ingredients that a tale needs. Good and evil, magic and treachery, it is a story that can truly capture the imagination.
I read the book as a child and loved it, I also saw the film at the cinema and so I was especially interested, to see it in the form of a play and to appreciate this fantastic story in a different medium.
On arrival at the Theatre I was immediately enveloped in the atmosphere of another land - the auditorium was decorated in branches and had the feeling of an enchanted forest.
As the show started the story moved quickly along, capturing and keeping my attention - While this is not a show produced on a high budget, this is truly part of it's charm. The actors themselves weave the threads of the story around you, the narrator helps sets the scenes and acts as an aid to the imagination. The whole performance leaves one feeling both entertained and satisfied, that a great story well performed by accomplished actors can be a truly fulfilling entertainment experience. One that takes you back to childhood and all that was great about using your imagination - which is what this story is all about.
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