Off to Nar­nia for a hol­i­day treat

Hamilton Metro News - - News -

C.S. Lewis’s en­chant­ing world of Nar­nia is in Hamil­ton for the first week of the school hol­i­days.

Sto­ries and More theatre com­pany is stag­ing The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe at The Me­teor Theatre, a clas­sic story loved by chil­dren and adults.

Lo­cal adult per­form­ers will share the stage with stu­dents of Sto­ries and More’s drama school, with spe­cial fea­tures in­clud­ing a set painted by lo­cal artist Stephanie Mclel­lan and orig­i­nal mu­sic writ­ten es­pe­cially for the pro­duc­tion by Ben Pow­ell. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

is a play that Sto­ries and More founder Ce­cilia Mooney has been keen to stage for some time, and she is ex­cited to fi­nally be bring­ing it to The Me­teor stage.

“This is a clas­sic show loved by adults and chil­dren, and I amex­cited to bring the en­chant­ing world of Nar­nia to life.”

It took Ce­cilia some time to as­sem­ble the right cast, and sched­ul­ing re­hearsals has been a chal­lenge, due to many of the adult ac­tors ap­pear­ing in other pro­duc­tions over the past few months.

Ce­cilia is happy with the fi­nal prod­uct though and “can’t wait to get our first au­di­ence in and share their re­ac­tions”.

It is tra­di­tional for Mooney’s com­pany Sto­ries and More’s an­nual Me­teor pro­duc­tion to have a few sur­prises in store for the au­di­ence as well, and she rec­om­mends The Lion The Witch and The

Wardrobe for those aged five and over. She hopes that par­ents will take ad­van­tage of the mati­nees and early evening starts to make this a fam­ily event for the hol­i­days.

“Sto­ries and More was set up with the ex­press pur­pose of pro­duc­ing theatre for young au­di­ences and to make theatre ac­ces­si­ble for as many fam­i­lies as pos­si­ble,” she said. Ticket prices start at $8 for chil­dren.

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobeis on from Septem­ber 24 un­til Oc­to­ber 2, and per­for­mances are two hours in­clud­ing in­ter­val. Tick­ets can be pre-booked at, where there is more in­for­ma­tion about the sea­son. Door sales are open half an hour be­fore each per­for­mance when avail­able.

Photo / Kerry Blak­eney-Williams

Mr and Mrs Beaver played by Phil Dalziel and Han­nah Mooney.

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