The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

Date 12th June 2015
Society Horncastle Theatre Company
Venue Lion Theatre , Horncastle
Type of Production play
Director Sheena Liversidge
Musical Director Chris Hinkins


Author: Anne Key-Huckerby

Dramatised by Joseph Robinette from C S Lewis's famous children's story, this was a delightful production by the Young Stagers, HTC's younger children's group where I believe the oldest was only about twelve. All the young actors did remarkably well.The four playing Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter had been very well chosen for they suited their roles extremely well. Charlie Tant's portrayal of Aslan was masterly while Beth Swann and Ellie-Mae Swinson [Mr and Mrs Beaver] and Lucy Armstrong as the  formidable White Witch were notable, too. A number of sword fights took place during this play, and they were nicely choreographed. Four small wood nymphs were responsible for some scene-changing and they coped very well. The back cloth, depicting a pastoral scene of Narnia with Cair Pavarel in the far distance, was stunning. The costumes throughout were wonderful and the animals' make-up was great. Admittedlya few prompts were needed but these youngsters oerformed extremely well with dramatic lighting and excellent sound effects to aid the telling of the tale. A most enjoyable evening.