Following their staging of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens the threesixty theatre company return to the same tented venue with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, directed by Rupert Goold and Michael Fentiman. This re-telling of the popular C.S. Lewis story features puppetry - under the direction of Steve Tiplady, famous for his pioneering work at the Little Angel Marionette Theatre in London - and surround video as well as live performance. The story follows four siblings through the wardrobe on a great magical adventure in a tale that has inspired children since it was first published in 1950. In the theatre version, "Aslan is kind of big, kind of cool, and kind of terrifying when he gets his stalk on," according to his creator puppeteer Max Humphries. Children of all ages will be delighted to see their feline hero, the true king of Narnia animated on the stage. And, judging by their previous staging of Peter Pan, this production could well be extended to run at The O2 and tour to the US.
When: Mon, Thu to Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2.30pm, Sat 3pm, Sun 12pm and 3.30pm, Fri 27 July 2pm only. 09th September 2012 - last show
Where: The Threesixty Theatre, Dial Walk, Kensington Gardens, Bayswater, London W8 4PT
How much: £25-£65 | Previews 8-29 May: Kids FREE (Only available if booking by phone, subject to availability)