Six in magic adventure play
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.
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.