Performance Dates: Monday 29 May – Saturday 03 June | By C S Lewis | Adapted by Joseph Robinette | a Beckenham Children’s Theatre production directed by Melanie Jones | By arrangement with Dramatic Publishing
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was performed to packed houses at Beckenham Theatre from 29 May to 03 June 2017. Another outstanding production by the Children’s Theatre, the play sold out quickly, with waiting lists for all performances. Giving young people access to theatre skills and facilities is core to our work at Beckenham Theatre – to find out more, please click here.
This dramatisation of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.
The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatisation: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more.
All the supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.