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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

January 1, 2 [+Mat] 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 [+Mat] 1988.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Book, Lyrics & Music by Irita Kutchmy – Based on the Novel by C. S. Lewis



Directed by
Joan Bearman

Musical Director
Eric Thompson


Andrew Cregeen – Aslan, the Lion

Jean Porter – The White Witch

Gary Brighton – Mr. Tumnus, a Faun

Vic Gough – Mr. Beaver

Frances Moulton – Mrs. Beaver

Gavin Kimber – Maugrim, a wolf

Ronald Cheesman – Father Christmas

Douglas Tucker – Professor Kirk

Daphne Thornton – Mrs. Macready

Ian Bishop – Peter

Lynsey Collis – Susan

Trudy Nash – Lucy

Marcus Burns – Edmund


Hannah Collis – Unicorn

Abby Gough – Butterfly

Joan Braddock – Rabbit

George Illman – Squirrel

Elliott Betteridge – Lion Cub

Rebecca Faggetter – Nymph

Caroline Molton – Dryad

Rosemary Brown – Dryad

Sarah Sherry – Robin


Ruth Atkinson – Reindeer

Gail Atkinson – Maugrim’s attendant

Pauline Atkinson – Dwarf

Judith Atkinson – Rabble

Diana Muzzall – Rabble

Eddie Fletcher – Rabble

Reg Heselden – Rabble

Jenny Brown – Rabble

Dorothy Edney – Rabble

Jane Sherry – Rabble

Anna Barden – Tourist & Statue

Margaret Faggetter – Tourist & Statue

Margaret Ockenden – Tourist &Statue

Eddie Fletcher – Tourist

Reg Heselden – Tourist

Ronald Cheesman – Tourist

Elliott Betteridge – Tourist

Jenny Brown – Tourist

Dorothy Edney – Tourist

Betty Dawes – Maid

Sheila Wright – Maid

Judith Atkinson– Maid


Production Crew

Stage Manager – Dave Collis

Stage Manager – Dave Comber

Stage Manager – Sheila Wright

Set Design – Jill Hutchison

Set Builder – Ralph Dawes

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Costumes – Jenny Law

Lighting Design – Barrie Bowen

Production Assistant – Jill Redman

Continuity – Philippa Downs

Choreography – Jane Sherry

Musical Director – Eric Thompson

Rehearsal Pianists – Daphne Thornton

Rehearsal Pianists – Myra Gristwood

Musical Advisor – Patrick Johnson

Programme Cover Design – Antony Muzzall

Programme Cover Design – Ronald Cheesman

Map of ‘Narnia’ – Sarah Sherry

Front of House Manager – Win Heselden

Box Office – Jill Redman

Eric Thompson – Piano

Ian Van Eetvelt – Drums

Karen Smith – Flute

Julia Smith – Clarinet / Soprano Sax

Mike Law – Guitar


Programme Note #1: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

JB wrote: “This story is something that happened to four children when they were sent away from London during the war, because of the air raids. They were sent to stay with an old professor who lived in the heart of the country, mile from anywhere.

One dull and rainy afternoon they decided to explore the endless cupboards, corridors and empty rooms of the house, and that’s where the magic adventures began …..”