The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe


The Ellesmere College Lower School production. The highly talented cast, made up of pupils from Years 7 and 8 were ably led by Sophie Halstead (Peter), Charlotte Boffey (Susan), Oliver Thomas (Edmund) and Jenny Griffiths (Lucy). The cast spirited the audience away to the wintry land of Narnia with a real sense of magic and adventure. The White Witch (Charlotte Shearer) terrified the visiting primary school audience with her commanding stage presence.

One of the four performances was open to local schools and pupils from Welshampton and Baschurch Primary Schools as well as Prestfelde all attended. Judith Purnell, Headteacher at Baschurch Primary School commented It was a fantastic production. Our children really enjoyed the performance. Taking on this classic was ambitious but well worth it. I thought the cast spoke with clarity and expression throughout and the simplicity of the set was great.

The directors, Mrs Zoe Fisher and Mrs Louise Paton were very pleased with the way the production came together. Mrs Zoe Fisher added, It was an ambitious production, but thanks to the motivation of all involved the performances were really successful. The costumes and masks produced by Mrs Sue Hinks and Mrs Siobhan Philips were superb. The set was simple but effective and the music added enchantment to the atmosphere. All in all we really enjoyed working on this production and look forward to next years!

2nd March 2006  Back to News