The acclaimed Narnia Experience is starting its last ever run at St Georges Hall.
The popularly acclaimed Narnia Experience is starting its last ever run at St Georges Hall. Producers, In Another Place, have once again transformed the main hall into a breathtaking Narnia landscape. With the attention to detail of a Hollywood blockbuster visitors enter through the famous wardrobe and encounter a promenade performance that takes you on Lucy’s or Edmund’s journey through Narnia.
In a stylish telling of CS Lewis’ magical fable visitors meet Narnian favourites Mr Tumnus and Mrs Beaver whilst trying to avoid the evil clutches of the White Witch.
The Narnia Experience was a huge success when last at St Georges Hall with over 17,000 visitors passing through during its two week run. The 2013 performance builds on that success bringing a significantly more impressive set into the hall. Over 78 primary schools from across the region have been enjoying the Narnia Experience so far with tickets available to the public for a half term treat. And new for 2013 will be the opportunity for visitors to capture a memory of their visit with a special photo alongside one of the Narnia characters.
Acclaimed author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, whose family is performing in the Narnia Experience, was delighted when he visited (picture right), saying Narnia was “truly magical – a great witness”.
The Narnia Experience is a massive undertaking. One of the largest local amateur productions, it deploys a cast and crew of over 500 people. And organiser and Artistic Director, Annie Spiers, has brought an inclusive ethos. “The Narnia Experience values everyone’s contribution and we’re delighted to work with groups with learning difficulties who have provided a splendid amount of supporting characters and some excellent Mr Tumnus’s.”
However it is the vast nature of the undertaking which means it is unlikely to occur at St George’s Hall again. Annie Spiers said “Narnia takes over our whole world. It is fulfilling, uplifting, inspiring but also draining. We’ve had some fantastic times and created incredible memories but it is time to move on. So we urge everyone not to miss their chance to witness this great event.”
Adam Smith, Manager at St George’s Hall said “We’ve been delighted to host Narnia. The sheer ability of the team to produce an amazing performance with a diverse cast on a huge scale has been a joy. When I first visited the Narnia Experience in Crosby I wanted to bring it to St George’s Hall. I knew they could perform on a large scale and I’m delighted to have seen this be achieved.”