The Next Stage Youth show this year is The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis, adapted for the stage by Glyn Roberts.
This delightful version of C.S.Lewis’s well-loved tale takes the audience on a magical journey to the land of Narnia, with four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. Entering Narnia through the back of an old wardrobe, they discover that this strange new world lies under the spell of the White Witch. Peopled with incredible individuals – fauns, giants, talking animals and other, far more sinister, creatures – Narnia is a land cursed: it must remain forever winter and never Christmas. To free Narnia and its inhabitants from the forces of evil, the children must fulfil an ancient prophecy. However, the White Witch is determined they will not succeed and plots their destruction. All would be lost if it weren’t for help in the shape of the mighty lion Aslan, and magic from Before the Dawn of Time. With Aslan at their side the children embark on a thrilling adventure to overthrow evil, to fulfil their destinies and to help good to triumph in Narnia.
A show for all the family, two casts of talented youth actors from Next Stage’s vibrant youth theatre take it in turns to bring this fabulous story to the stage. Last year’s sell-out production of The Witches received the following accolade:
"This fast-paced and energetic show isn’t your usual kids’ production – these young people show acting maturity way beyond their years." Emma Samways – The Bath Chronicle
Come along to The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe and see for yourself why Next Stage Youth commands such rave reviews.