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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chris Jared (Aslan) The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe 355_c_Brinkhoff-Moegenburg.JPG

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at The Alexandra Theatre

8th-12th March 2022

Review written by David and Jane Newsome Family Fun in Brum Reviewers

 

If you were contemplating returning with your family to live theatre in Brum then you couldn’t do better than to take your children to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Alexandra Theatre.  The Alex’s young staff were extremely welcoming and the play was outstanding.  We took our two grandsons aged 8 & 6, one of whom has been known to say loudly in the middle of a performance “I’m bored!”.  But there was no space for boredom in this production!  It was fast paced, managing to do full justice to the story, but without being overly long, (under 2 hours).  It engaged the audience at every level, using highly imaginative design, combined with drama, dance, song, music, mime and puppetry.  It conveyed the book’s themes of the struggle between good and evil, light and darkness, really effectively with subtlety rather than overt violence and threat.  As our 9-year-old rather dryly observed “Aslan was killed, but in an appropriate way!”  

 

The poignancy of the opening scene which shows the Pevensie children being evacuated from wartime London, will not have been lost on the adults given the current situation in the Ukraine, but the production preserved the sense of hope of C. S. Lewis’ original book.

 

In terms of Covid security the staff at the Alex do their best to mitigate the risks, but the limitations of the building do mean that there are ‘pinch’ points of congestion of which you need to be aware, not least queuing for the small number of toilets.

 

We cannot recommend this highly enough, the run ends on 12th March, you absolutely mustn’t miss it!

To book tickets follow the link.

Disclaimer: We received 4 tickets from the Alexandra Theatre in return for a review . All content, opinions and views remain my own.