Santa’s en­chanted wardrobe

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Sara Fitz­patrick

IMAG­INE step­ping into your wardrobe and en­ter­ing the mag­i­cal world of Nar­nia, like the chil­dren of C.S. Lewis’s ac­claimed book se­ries.

In­side you meet Mr Tum­nus – the love­able half-faun, half-man char­ac­ter – who in­vites you to tea be­fore guid­ing you on a quest into the En­chanted Forest and past the White Witch.

Perth cou­ple Steve and Vivi­enne Do­ran are mak­ing the fan­tasy a re­al­ity with their im­mer­sive Christ­mas the­atre ex­pe­ri­ence.

Mr Do­ran said the show was based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, how­ever the ul­ti­mate goal was to find Santa and en­joy a fes­tive fam­ily out­ing.

“It re­ally is very dif­fer­ent and unique; the key is you’re tak­ing part in what hap­pens,” she said.

“It’s not a sit down and watch the­atre ex­pe­ri­ence, you’re in a small group of 30, in which there might be only 10 or 15 kids so they get a lot of at­ten­tion, and there is a lot of scope for fun and in­ter­ac­tion with the char­ac­ters.”

Very much a fam­ily af­fair, the show fea­tures the Do­ran’s two teenage chil­dren as char­ac­ters, as well as 10 ac­tors who be­gin the per­for­mance out­side the the­atre.

“Due to the suc­cess of last year’s event in Fre­man­tle, we de­cided to go to a larger venue in Clare­mont and ex­pand the set,” Do­ran said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d476684

Santa's En­chanted Wardrobe the­atre di­rec­tor Vivi­enne Do­ran.

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