“Most of us, I suppose, have a secret country but for most of us it is only an imaginary country.” C S Lewis
Step through the Wardrobe follow the wintery trail & meet Mr Tumnus, Mrs Beaver & The White Witch!
Leftbank Leeds: this spectacular former church bring a special atmosphere to any event, but between 25 November and 8 December 2013 a community theatre production will magically transform into Narnia: childhood favourite of many, where it is always Winter yet never Christmas.
This is not normal ‘sit down’ theatre. The audience enters in groups passing through the Wardrobe of fur coats into a winter wonderland. They split into two groups, one ‘Lucy’ and the other ‘Edmund.’ The two groups take different routes through the story of Narnia, interacting with the characters and experiencing the journey and adventure together. Lucy’s group meet Mr Tumnus, Mrs & Mr Beaver, Father Christmas, the White Witch and Aslan. Whereas Edmund’s group has a scarier time, going to the White Witch’s palace, get chased by wolves and possibly getting turned to stone!!!
The production is going to run morning, afternoon and evening from Monday 25th November – Sunday 8th December 2013. The experience has been specifically designed for school children but will be open to the public on evenings and weekends.
A similar production was put on by In Another Place at St Georges Hall in Liverpool in 2011/12 and they had 17,000 visitors. They are being very generous and letting us use their script and many of their props. Sadly, they had to cut the character of Mr Beaver because not enough men auditioned.
You can be part of this ambitious project: we need 200 actors & costumed ushers and registration for auditions is OPEN NOW! This is for anyone and everyone, young and old, experienced or first timers: we would like as many people as possible to audition (we don’t want to have to cut Mr Beaver!). Help us make CS Lewis’s imaginary country real for a time….
Relaxed workshop auditions are being held 2-5pm May 5th (Sunday), 11th (Saturday) & 12th (Sunday) and June 15th (Saturday) & 16th (Sunday) at St Matthias Church Community Centre LS4 2DZ. You only need to attend one date.
Registration is essential: http://narniaexperienceauditions.eventbrite.co.uk/
It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s going to be brilliant!
Email Lynsey Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org