We went to see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe yesterday at Birmingham Rep. It was a lively show with rousing singing and very imaginative staging. Like War Horse , it used puppets to show many of Narnia’s creatures, especially a larger-than-life Aslan.
All the actors were multi-talented but I was especially impressed by Nuno Silva who not only voiced Aslan and sang powerfully but also manipulated the giant lion’s head convincingly at the same time. The mainly young audience was rapt, and so was I.