Magical tale brought to life

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The young thespians of Monifieth are travelling to another world in their production of C.S. Lewis’ magical children’s classic.

Tonight (Friday) Monifieth Youth Theatre throw open the closet doors for their production of ‘The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’, which runs tomorrow (Saturday) and March 21 and 22 from 7.30 p.m. in Monifieth Theatre.

Four wide-eyed war-time evacuees find themselves embroiled in adventures with strange woodland creatures, fauns, dryads and Naiads who are revolting against the tyranny of the White Witch.

Some of the costumes in this performance display fantastic imagination and creativity.

The group members themselves had a lot of input with ideas and suggestions for everything from costumes to posters and stage set and they’ve devoted many weeks to bringing this stage and its wondrous land to life.

The older section of MYT will be working backstage and front of house for the performances and the show posters were also designed by the youngsters.

The younger members of the group are the performers this time around. Apart from a brief appearance by four members of ‘grown-up’ Monifieth Amateur Dramatic who play Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as adults, all the rest of the cast are from P7 – S2.

Creative director Libby Barton said, “I’m pleased with all the hard work which the group has put into this production and although it’s been tough, I’m confident that it’s going to be a spectacular show.

“I hope everyone’s enjoyed what they’ve been doing and feels that they’ve gained in experience.”

Tickets are priced £8 and £6 concession and are available from Yorkshire Building Society, Broughty Ferry, Troup Pharmacy, Monifieth, and The Van Diner, Riverview Caravan Park, Monifieth, or by calling 01382 480043.