Re­turn­ing to Nar­nia for the school hol­i­days

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this stage adap­ta­tion by Glyn Robbins will take au­di­ences back to where it all be­gan.

Au­di­ences will dis­cover how Nar­nia came to be and how the White Witch seized con­trol of the land, and the ori­gins of the in­fa­mous lamp­post that would later guide Peter, Su­san, Ed­mund and Lucy safely home.

Sto­ries and More founder and di­rec­tor of the show Ce­cilia Mooney says she’s thrilled to re­visit Nar­nia.

“We have a cast of 23 lo­cal Hamil­ton ac­tors from ages­seven to 67,” says Mooney “and they’ve all worked tire­lessly to help cre­ate a show that will bring joy to young and old alike.”

Ce­cilia is not the only Sto­ries and More vet­eran re­turn­ing for The Ma­gi­cian’s Nephew. The ma­jor­ity of the cast and crew were also in 2016. Eli Oliver and Me­gan Golds­man, who por­trayed Peter and Su­san Pen­ven­sie in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe are star­ring as the two pro­tag­o­nists, Polly and Dig­gory.

“I’m re­ally en­joy­ing work­ing with Me­gan again,” says Oliver. “And the rest of the cast ac­tu­ally, we’re all re­ally com­fort­able with each other and fo­cused be­cause we’ve been through this process be­fore.”

“I’m re­ally en­joy­ing the show, and the ca­ma­raderie that has come with it,” says Golds­man. “It’s re­ally nice to work with an all ages cast again.”

Rec­om­mended for ages six and up, The Ma­gi­cian’s Nephew is at The Me­teor Theatre through­out the school hol­i­days.

The sea­son runs Oc­to­ber 5 to 13 with day­time shows at 11am and evening shows at 7pm.

■ In­for­ma­tion and tick­ets at www.theme­teor.co.nz

Sam Fowler, Ce­cilia Mooney and Te­gan Tot­ter­dell busy run­ning re­hearsals for The Ma­gi­cian’s Nephew.

Me­gan Golds­man who plays the fea­ture role of Polly The Ma­gi­cian’s Nephew.

Vi­enna Seabright, 8, plays a wood­land crea­ture in The Ma­gi­cian’s Nephew.

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