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PUBLISHED: 13:53 31 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:09 11 August 2010

THE LION, The Witch and The Wardrobe, a magical tale which has captivated generations of children, is coming to Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford. The Sideshow Theatre Company will be treating families to a musical version of C.S. Lewis s classic book from A

THE LION, The Witch and The Wardrobe, a magical tale which has captivated generations of children, is coming to Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford.

The Sideshow Theatre Company will be treating families to a musical version of C.S. Lewis's classic book from April 8 to 11.

This is the story of four children evacuated from London to an old country house during World War Two. During a game of hide and seek they stumble across an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed of.

Stepping through the wooden doors, they are whisked into an icy world called Narnia, where woodland animals talk and mythological creatures roam.

Can Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund help the great lion Aslan defeat the evil White Witch and break the spell that has held the land locked in winter for 100 years?

Speaking about the upcoming performance director Phil Halpin said: "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe really is a treat. It brings to life all the characters from the book and has a really great atmosphere.

"Not only that, but we get to stage some fantastic battles and have been having huge fun with some of the scenes."

He added: "It really is a piece of theatre for adults and children alike - I grew up on the Narnia books and now, with the recent film, a whole new generation have been exposed to this brilliant mythical world."

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe was last seen at the Kenneth More Theatre six years ago, playing to full houses.

This enthralling tale is a must see family treat for Easter.

It will play at the Kenneth More Theatre, in Oakfield Road, Ilford on April 8-11 at 7.15pm (Saturday matinee 3pm). Tickets cost £12 (concessions £10). Call the box office on (020) 8553 4466.


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