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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Park Theatre review

The lion the witch and the wardrobe bridge theatre

Snowbound Narnia, for instance, is rustled up by swathes of sheeting, pulled through the aisles then engulfing the stage area, in one of a series of theatrical strokes that collapses the distance between us and the adventurers. One-dimensional characters, a plot that increasingly devolves into allegorical tosh, and an irritating amount of twee Englishness. This production is a delightful visual feast and is perfectly paced, providing the ideal festive treat for families. Get ready to be enchanted all over again by this beloved tale. S Lewis' magical world in this critically acclaimed adaptation of his beloved children's novel from Sally Cookson, following sell-out success at Leeds Playhouse.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe review, Bridge Theatre: an absolutely spellbinding return to Narnia

The lion the witch and the wardrobe bridge theatre

The perfect spectacle for all the family, let The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe capture your imaginations this winter. But for now, we have a very smart stage version from Sally Cookson, that balances the stiff-upper-lipped charms of the book with a real sense of the encroaching wildness — even madness — of the fantastical kingdom of Narnia. It was good to see the audience made up of many families with children all of whom seemed enthralled as the tale, set in World War Two, of four evacuee children, Lucy, Susan, Edmund and Peter began to unfold. In a production whose many references include the 1969 moon landing, the massive doors float through the atmosphere until they join. Roaming around Professor Kirks large house, Lucy is the first to discover the wardrobe, stepping into it, and tumbling into the land of Narnia, a world frozen in eternal winter by its Queen the evil White Witch.

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Review: THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at The Bridge Theatre

The lion the witch and the wardrobe bridge theatre

At the start the stage throngs with evacuees; the cast manoeuvre in split-second unison, their twisting, turning bodies evoking the shifting landscape and accompanying thrill and fearful confusion of the children as the train — dinkily denoted by linked suitcases held aloft — whirls out of the metropolis. Photo: Brinkhoff Moegenburg Step through the wardrobe this Winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. For unlimited access to every article in its entirety, including our archive of more than 10,000 pieces, we're asking for £3. Laura Elphistone as the White Witch. . They are more than mere background characters.

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The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Is An Utterly Magical Adventure In Narnia

The lion the witch and the wardrobe bridge theatre

Hytner and Starr led previous National Theatre success including The History Boys, War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeand One Man, Two Guvnors. To take an annual subscription now. With a programme set to include 4 shows a year, the first play of the season will be Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's new comedy Young Marx, starring Rory Kinnear, followed by Julius Caesar, directed in promenade by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Whishaw as Brutus and David Morrissey as Mark Anthony. A Number Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a run at Bridge Theatre starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan. What does it really mean to walk through a door and emerge in another world entirely? From here the children gradually get drawn into the world and wars of Narnia, a land trapped in a never-ending winter. Stuart Neal Mr Tumnus and Keziah Joseph Lucy. Keziah Joseph Lucy , Femi Akinforlarin Peter , Shalisa James- Davis Susan and John Leader Edmund.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe review, Bridge Theatre: an absolutely spellbinding return to Narnia

The lion the witch and the wardrobe bridge theatre

This looked a bit off-the-shelf by comparison. The evening proves forgive the hoary phrase absolutely spellbinding: witty, gripping, moving. The Bridge Theatre is set to host a series of adventurous new writing under the London Theatre Company, with some revivals of past successes to play limited seasons. Step through the wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia for adventures in a faraway land. Switch it up this year by taking a trip to snowy lands of Narnia.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Park Theatre review

The lion the witch and the wardrobe bridge theatre

We source special ticket deals, meal packages, cheap tickets and more to give you great choice, value for money and quality of service. Sally Cookson directs, with design by Rae Smith, book by Adam Peck from C. In Cookson's vision, when Aslan appears, we see the lion first in the form of a vast skilfully-articulated puppet: then Wil Johnson who doubles up as the bespectacled Professor Kirke devoted to his cat, who in a hat-tip to parallel-world theory, is called Schrodinger strides forward in his magnificent fur coat. This really is a production for all generations — even though the production is marketed as 6+, perhaps don't bring the under 8s or do but cover their eyes, when the White Witch appears. Truthfully, the answer to that question probably lies with the fate of Netflix's imminent lavish adaptation. A sequence featuring the return of Father Christmas is a highlight, with the famous distributor of presents at the centre of a jolly musical interlude.

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