Six in magic ad­ven­ture play

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODFARE - JBJ REPORTER

SIX YOUNG ac­tors from Spot­light Drama Stu­dio will be in the spot­light at the Masque The­atre in Muizen­berg this fes­tive sea­son.

Matthew Guy, 9, Francesca Guy, 10, Rachel Souter, 11, Jes­sica Lee, 10, Lily van der Merwe, 13 and Emily van Coller, 10, the youngest mem­bers of Spot­light Drama Stu­dio, will make their stage de­but in The Voy­age of the Dawn Treader next week.

The play is about Lucy and Ed­mund, char­ac­ters from CS Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe se­ries. The two get pulled back into the land of Nar­nia with their ob­nox­ious cousin Eu­nice, where they find them­selves aboard a ship with Prince Caspian. The ship is leav­ing Nar­nia to sail to un­char­tered seas to find seven miss­ing lords.

The six play the role of the Duf­flepuds, silly but charm­ing crea­tures who live on an is­land not far from Nar­nia un­der the rule of a wise old wiz­ard.

Emily said: “The most chal­leng­ing part is that we only have one foot and we have to hop around the stage. Orig­i­nally we were go­ing to j-board (skate board) on stage but we were rather afraid one of us might shoot off stage into the au­di­ence.”

“I am so ex­cited to be in­volved in such a mag­i­cal pro­duc­tion. Chil­dren from our world get sucked into a Nar­nian ship. They go on many ad­ven­tures in­clud­ing meet­ing fallen stars, fight­ing a dragon, be­ing ship­wrecked and meet­ing a talk­ing mouse,” Jes­sica said.

The show is suit­able for all chil­dren of school-go­ing age. It runs from Fri­day un­til Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 21, ex­clud­ing Sun­day. The show starts at 7.30pm on week­nights. On Satur­day, there are two shows at 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Tick­ets cost R70 for adults and R50 for chil­dren. Masque The­atre mem­bers get a R10 dis­count. Book via the Masque The­atre at 021 788 1898.

The Voy­age of The Dawn Treader

ALL ABOARD: These six young ac­tors play the role of the Duf­felpuds in the show

at the Masque The­atre, start­ing next week. From left to right, clock­wise: Matthew Guy, 9, Francesca Guy, 10, Rachel Souter, 11, Jes­sica Lee, 10, Lily van der Merwe, 13, and Emily van Coller, 10.

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