Saturday, 3 December 2011

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Dianne and I have just come back from a spell-binding performance by the Frodsham Players of CS Lewis's classic The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe performed at St Laurence's church in theatre-in-the-round style.  The whole performance was atmospheric and utterly brilliant.  The warm stones of the church provided an ancient backdrop to Lewis's allegorical and timeless tale. 

The whole ensemble were magnificient - but I have to make special mention of the actors playing the four children.  Tom Marquand was Peter, Amelia Pendlebury - Susan, Alex Taylor - Edmund and Emily Woodward-Smith played the indefatigable Lucy.  The performance rested largely in their hands - and they carried it off with aplomb.