Stage adaptation of CS Lewis novel wows large crowd

Some of the cast during their performance.
Some of the cast during their performance.

Arts Academy students donned their furs on one of the hottest days of the year recently for a production of CS Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Pocklington’s Woldgate.

The cast of 5-16-year-olds took the audience of more than 120 to a land of ice and snow, white queens, woodland creatures, lions and fauns.

Families and friends were entertained with a stage show featuring 20 original songs.

The cast of the production are all members of the Arts Academy at Woldgate College, which is a theatre skills academy for young people in and around the Pocklington area.

Debbie Lightowler, administrator for the academy, said: “The children have worked so hard and it has been fantastic to see the level of commitment they have shown.

“The performance was a triumph and I am proud of every single one of our students,”

The Arts Academy is now recruiting for the new term in September. Email artsacademy@woldgate.eriding.net for an information pack.