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Children’s theatre company return to Narnia for the school holidays

The lovely Vienna Seabright in costume

Local children’s theatre company Stories and More is bringing another C.S. Lewis classic to life at The Meteor in the second week of the term three school holidays.

Following a successful season of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2016 Stories and More is going back to Narnia to stage The Magician’s Nephew.

“They’ve all worked tirelessly to help create a show that will bring joy to young and old alike.”

A prequel to the infamous The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, this stage adaptation by Glyn Robbins will take audiences back to where it all began.

Audiences will discover how Narnia came to be and how the White Witch seized control of the land – as well as the origins of the infamous lamppost that would later guide Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy safely home.

Stories and More founder and dsirector of the show Cecilia Mooney says she is “thrilled to revisit Narnia”.

“We have a cast of 23 local Hamilton actors from ages seven to 67,” says Mooney “They’ve all worked tirelessly to help create a show that will bring joy to young and old alike.”

Cecilia is not the only Stories and More veteran returning to the stage for The Magician’s Nephew, with majority of the cast and crew were also involved in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2016. Local actors, Eli Oliver and Megan Goldsman who portrayed Peter and Susan Penvensie in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe are back starring as the show’s two protagonists, Polly and Diggory.

“I’m really enjoying working with Megan again and the rest of the cast,” she says. “We’re all really comfortable with each other and focused because we’ve been through this process before.

“I’m really enjoying the show, and the comradery that has come with it,” says Goldsman. “It’s really nice to work with an all ages cast again”.

Recommended for ages six and up, The Magician’s Nephew will be staged at The Meteor Theatre throughout the school holidays. The season runs October 5- 13 with selected daytime shows at 11am and evening shows at 7pm.

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