The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
FAMILIES are in for a fantastical feast when Koorliny Arts Centre presents C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in November.
Written by Glyn Robbins, the play recreates the much-loved classic tale of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.
But don’t expect a tried-and-tested retelling from director Craig Griffin. Instead, he says audiences should expect the unexpected with this production, with large puppets among the aspects giving the classic a memorable theatrical twist.
“We are presenting a wholly unique take on the world of Narnia,” he said.
“I felt the story was a perfect chance to find new visual storytelling opportunities and to combine theatrical influences from all over the world and from all different theatrical styles,” he said.
“The creatures of Narnia have been brought to life by large puppets, operated on stage by the actors themselves, enhancing the fantastical and adding some visual flair and imagination to the production.
“You will see the story you know and love, presented in a way you have never seen before.”
Griffin believes the story has endured the test of time because it “speaks to our childhood, and grown-up, desire to have control in our lives”.
“When you combine the sense of control with the childhood wish fulfilment of escape, fantasy and magic, you have a story that connects with us, surprises us and stays with us for reasons we may not even be able to pinpoint.”
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is the final production in the Koorliny Arts Centre and Kwinana Industries Council 2019 Performance Season and will show on November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2pm on November 16 and 23.
Tickets are now on sale and cost $25 standard, $23 concession and $20 children. For more information visit www.koorliny.com.au or call the box office on 9467 7118.
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