Musical theatre has seen numerous performances that have managed to highlight the craft and take thighs to a whole different level. Among the top contenders for the same, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe stand tall as it signalled a new beginning for musical theatre. As a result, a valuable guide towards musical theatre can be achieved or understood by looking into this particular production. So control your excitement and move ahead to enter the magical land of Narnia.

The Story

The story about this magical land begins when four young evacuees from war-torn London come to a rambling old country house. Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan are the four young children, who are later shown to the spare room of the house. While the room is quite empty, there is something suspicious about the large wardrobe in the room. A curious Lucy opens it and pushes the fur coats only to find herself in a snow-covered wood. Once Mr.Tumnus greet her, Lucy realises that she is in Narnia. Thanks to the spell cast by the wicked White Witch, the land is always snowy.

Once Lucy returns from her adventure, she immediately talks about her experience to others, who refuse to believe her. But later, Edmund follows her, discovers the place and comes face to face with the evil Witch. She promises to make Edmund the king of the land if he leads his brothers and sisters into her castle. By the time Peter and Susan arrive, things go out of control and Asian, the lion and Lord of the Wood return to Narnia to defeat the Witch. Since Edmund betrays his brothers and sisters and in doing so, forfeits his life to the law of the Deep Magic.

But Asian decides to take Edmund’s place and is tortured and killed by the Witch only to be saved by the Deeper Magic. As the stone statues are liberated, Father Christmas comes back, and the Witch is finally defeated, with the children crowned as Kings and Queens of Narnia. A few years later, they make their way back through the fur coats only to discover that time has stood still.

The Production

Pulling off the great tale of Narnia requires a type of production that is descriptive. Since the story is a well known one, the crew should follow a detailed approach that brings out something different to the table. The central theme and the idea of a distant land need to be showcased in a magical manner that highlights the creativity of the entire crew. Once everything begins to move ahead in this direction, one will be able to imagine and feel the magic that lies deep within the land of Narnia.