There is no better feeling then Christmas at the theatre. It’s time for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to bring Narnia to the North East and to kick start December!
C.S Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is a story that brings light and hope and all the warm christmassy feels.
Everyone knows the story of the white witch and the lion Aslan’s fight to save Narnia. But what makes it different this year is the stage, the cast, the set up and the musicians.
The cast play the music live on the stage and the stage setting is incredible. The way they move through the scene is wonderfully directed by Michael Fentiman. His previous productions that have been nominated at the Oliver awards include the smash hit Amelie.
The creativity behind the set and the costumes is magical! The show has the most talented puppeteers which helps bring the animals to life and to fall in love with the characters.
A brilliant, talented and diverse cast!
Peter (Ammar Duffus), Edmund (Shaka Kalokoh), Susan (Robyn Sinclair) and Lucy (Karise Yansen) bring the bond of family to the stage and remind us how special family is. Especially at this time of the year!
Joined by Aslan (Chris Jared) and the animals of Narnia, the cast fight for the destruction of The White Witch played by Samantha Womak. Samantha has a long history on the stage and most famously TV drama Eastenders. She is the perfect casting for the cruel and cold White Witch.
The tour is well on it’s way across the UK and Ireland and the next stop from Sunderland is Salford.
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