Step inside a spectacular world of mythical creatures, sparkling spells and an epic battle between good and evil as CS Lewis’ classic story is brought to life on the Rose Theatre stage in an exhilarating new production.“
Ooh, do you feel goosebumps running along your spine when you read this description of Kingston-Upon-Thames’ Rose Theatre production of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?
I recently dug out my well-thumbed copy of the CS Lewis classic. As a child, I had read and re-read it until the pages started to fall out. The talking animals, snowy woods and enchanted Turkish delight were evocative of Christmas treats; this book was a delectable feast for a young child’s imagination. And the Rose, a friendly theatre on the banks of the Thames in Surrey, will feature a Christmas run of the classic tale, from Sunday 30 November until Sunday 4 Jan.
The story has been adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, is directed by Ciaran McConville and features young actors from the Rose Youth Theatre. As described by the Rose, CS Lewis’s tale is full of magic and mystery, peril and love:
The Pevensie children, Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter, are evacuated from their London home to the grand old Professor’s house deep in the English countryside. Among its many rooms is one that is quite empty – except for a dusty old wardrobe.
When Lucy steps inside, little does she know that her life will change forever. Beyond the fur coats and mothballs, under the glow of a lamp post, lies the mysterious, magical land of Narnia, a land where it is always winter but never Christmas, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch.
Lucy takes her brothers and sister on a thrilling adventure to meet the majestic Aslan, the loveable Mr Tumnus and his fantastical friends – and to free Narnia from the White Witch.
If you listen carefully, you will surely hear the whisper, ‘Aslan is on the move’”
I’m really excited about going to see this show over Christmas. Especially because I can’t wait to see what my son makes of it. I’ve just started reading him the Chronicles of Narnia; and I don’t know who’s worse – him, or me – for reading ‘just one more chapter’ when it’s time for lights out.
I’m also delighted that the Rose Theatre has offered family tickets* to one lucky reader of the Pigeon Pair and Me. All you need to do is comment below, fill in the rafflecopter, and follow the instructions if you’d like extra entries in the competition.
Good luck! This performance sounds like a Christmas treat not to be missed.
* For family of up to 5 people. See terms and conditions below for a precise definition of a family ticket.