26th January 2023
Writing: Vani Yordanov (Year 8)
Editing: Aayush Mukherjee (Year 13)
After school in December, half of Year 8 set off to London to see the show The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It took two hours to get there, due to bad traffic, but it was a delight to see the London Christmas lights. We disembarked from the coach and went into the theatre, excited to see the show.
The story is set during the World War II bombings of London. Four English siblings were sent to a house where they would be kept safe. One day, Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. She later returns to Narnia with her brothers, Peter and Edmund, and her sister, Susan after they hid in the wardrobe to avoid house guests. There is an evil witch who won’t stop winter from happening in Narnia. She persuades Edmund to eat bewitched Turkish Delight and then tells him to bring his siblings to her.
The second half sees a robin guide the four children to Mr Beaver who has a plan to find Aslan and put an end to winter and the Witch. Sadly, the Turkish Delight persuades Edmund to share the plan with the Witch. The Witch kills Aslan but Aslan returns and is alive! The Witch is finally defeated in a fight and dies. The four return to the real world, yet no time had passed, they return as children. They tell Professor Kirke about their adventure, and he assures them that they will return to Narnia again someday.
You could see the actors had worked hard to put on a good show. It was amazing. In fact, it was more than amazing, it was astounding. It felt a privilege to be able to watch the show. After the show, we got on the coach and returned to Amersham. Overall, the show was a rapture to watch. What a breathtaking night.