Auditions for CS Lewis classic

Dramatic costumes and interesting puppets are all featured in CS Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, photgraphed here in the London production.

The Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society (HHDS), at the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West, is holding auditions for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, on Sunday November 11, at 6pm.

This will be the first of five in-house productions for 2019 under the direction of theatre chairman Darryl Spijkers

Others plays directed by Darryl include The Diary of Anne Frank, Annie Get Your Gun, Calendar Girls and Shrek The Musical).

This dramatisation of the classic CS Lewis story, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.

The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the Witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan.

All the memorable episodes from the story are represented: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowning of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more.

The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr and Mrs Beaver, and Tumnus the Faun.

There are roles for all ages up for grabs. Prepare any suitable monologue or just arrive. There will be audition pieces available on the day.

A small group of dancers is also required to help capture the required atmosphere of enchanted Narnia.

A short piece will be taught at the audition.

The performances will take place in February 2019 with rehearsals from December 2018. Holiday plans will be taken into account.

For more information, contact Darryl at thedashingwriter@gmail.com, or Playhouse secretary at lynnplayhouse@gmail.com.

Cast

Aslan/Father Christmas – the great lion and the rightful King of Narnia/a Santa-like character and bringer of gifts.

The White Witch – the wicked ruler of Narnia who usurped the throne from Aslan.

Lucy – the youngest of the four children, she discovers Narnia through a wardrobe and leads her brothers and sister on the adventure. (playing age 9 to 12)

Susan – the second oldest of the four children, she is strong and mature and acts almost as a parent to her siblings. (playing age 13 to 16)

Edmund – the second youngest of the four children, he is seduced by the White Witch and betrays his brother and sisters before redeeming himself in the end. (playing age 11 – 15)

Peter – the oldest of the four children, he is protective of his siblings and is eager to fight for them. (playing age 15 to 19)

Tumnus – a creature of Narnia. Quirky, nervous, and good hearted, he struggles between his duty to the White Witch and his affinity for Lucy.

Beaver – a true patriot to Narnia and ally of Aslan.

Mrs Beaver – a true patriot to Narnia, she aids the children on their adventure.

Unicorn – a creature of Narnia. Leads the quest for the White Stag and aids Mr and Mrs Beaver in helping the children.

Centaur – a creature of Narnia. Fights alongside Aslan to defeat the White Witch.

Fenris Ulf – A wolf and head of the Witch’s secret police.

Dwarf – a servant to the Witch.

Elf – a helper to Father Christmas

White Stag – a creature of Narnia and the elusive omen of good fortune.

Ensemble – Aslan’s army, the Witch’s army, townsfolk.

Dancers – Puppeteers and wood nymphs.