Saturday, 11 January 2020

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

To the Bridge Theatre in the shadow of Tower Bridge for a magical production based on CS Lewis's novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Brilliantly transferred to the stage, the production tells the story of the four child WW11 evacueess who enter through a wardrobe into  Narnia, a land  under the evil rule of the White Witch, in which it is forever winter but never Christmas.

The children encounter Aslan, the lion, the true king of Narnia who is once again on the move.

When Susan, the older girl, first hears that Aslan is a lion, she is afraid and asks 'Is he safe?' Mr Beaver memorably replies: 'Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He is the king I tell you.'

The story unfolds with betrayal, an innocent victim who gives his life for others, the death of the king, his resurrection, and the children reigning over a renewed Narnia where Spring has come, and those who have been turned to stone by the Witch, come back to life as the lion breathes upon them.

Sounds familiar? To anyone who has read the Bible, this is the best story ever told, transposed to the world of Narnia by CS Lewis, and brilliant retold by the Bridge Theatre.

Here's the trailer for the production which is on  until 2nd February:

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