★★★ – a delicious journey into Narnia
The set was magnificent, and one of the best I have seen, with layers of set being exposed to us as the story unfolded. Particularly the way the stone table was created and the magic behind the disappearance of Aslan was like watching a trick done by Dynamo. Aslan itself was a dream to watch. In fact, the highlight for me was his entrance, as the build-up had been so, that the realisation of what he looked like exceeded our imagination.
As a whole, the performance was great, but there were moments where it was hard to watch, like the girls ‘riding’ Aslan, when they were not on him at all, talking too much, and all that was needed was an appropriate score that accompanied the voyage on Aslan, and maybe a few ‘Oh look a tree, and water’; the battle was not well executed, with bodies awkwardly dodging around the stage, and corny choreography that took away any tension; and the Ice Witch was too pantomimic where the acting lacked variety of expression, which meant she became too predictable to watch – a shame.The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe plays at The Birmingham Rep, 20 November 2015 – 16 January 2016
Reviewed by Alex Da Silva | @AlexMDaSilva
I am passionate person whose keen interest lends itself to Theatre. I am currently in rehearsals for the tour of Hamlet, being performed in England, Wales and Germany. I am playing Hamlet.
I am half Portuguese, hence the surname. I lived there for 17 years. Most people ask me why did I move here? Well being Gay in a catholic predominant country is not easy or recommended.