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Step through the Wardrobe - classic tale told through dance!

Cast members for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe! The title alone conjures up magical scenes of adventure in another world. The curtains open on this classic tale at Ilkley’s King’s Hall this month, brought to you by Wright Theatre Arts (WTA).

C.S. Lewis' story is loved by children and adults the world over and is brought to life in WTA’s production through physical theatre and an eclectic variety of dance accompanied by enchanting music. This production is a perfect family event as we say goodbye to winter and wait to welcome spring.

The story follows Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, four young evacuees from war-torn London, as they discover the magical land of Narnia where fawns, nymphs and dryads roam, trees listen and the evil White Witch turns her enemies to stone. The four children take on the challenge of defeating the witch and freeing Narnia from its eternal winter with the help of Aslan, a mighty lion. 

It’s an ambitious, complex production from WTA: there are nearly 500 costume changes and a cast of over 100, and includes numerous dance genres including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and Bollywood. The effect is a memorable retelling of the adventure told through dance.

On stage at the King’s Hall from the Thursday 21st to Saturday the 23rd of March, with a matinee on the Saturday as well as the final evening performance. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the day or in advance:

Established in 2007, WTA has a reputation for visually stunning productions and beautiful choreography.  Lynne Wright founded the school to promote her ethos of developing excellence and confidence in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.  A show such as this is the culmination of these values, with a cast aged from 3 to 60 working together, supporting each other and creating magic through dance to retell this time-old tale.

More information about the production, and WTA’s classes, can be found at


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