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Monday, May 21, 2012

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe...

Last Thursday Stuart and I went to see The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in Kensington Gardens. It was a Three Sixty Theatre production aimed fairly and squarely at kids. Maybe too much so.

"Adored by all ages this major new production of the classic story has been created by an award-winning team. The first installment from C. S. Lewis' beloved 'Chronicles of Narnia' series, it combines live theatre with Threesixty's ground-breaking surround video and enchanting puppetry performed in a state-of-the art theatre tent."

And held in a tent it was - OK, a very hi-tech tent. The show told the story fairly faithfully only skipping through some bits to keep the pace going. The effects were good with lots of trap doors, flying harness work and good use of lighting. Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund were also good. The White Witch was better though. Aslan as a puppet was poor though - not even remotely belivable. And those beavers needed punching.

Narnia deserves better.

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