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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

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“Wick wove magic spell around witch”
– Shoreham Herald –


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 ManagerDave Collis

Stage ManagerDave Comber

Stage ManagerSheila Wright

Set DesignJill Hutchinson

Set BuilderRalph Dawes

PropertiesMargaret Davy

PropertiesSue Whittaker

CostumesJenny Law

Lighting DesignBarrie Bowen

Production AssistantJill Redman

ContinuityPhilippa Downs

ChoreographyJane Sherry

Musical DirectorEric Thompson

Rehearsal PianistsDaphne Thornton

Rehearsal PianistsMyra Gristwood

Musical AdvisorPatrick Johnson

Programme Cover DesignAntony Muzzall

Programme Cover DesignRonald Cheesman

Map of ‘Narnia’Sarah Sherry

Front of House ManagerWin Heselden

Box OfficeJill Redman

Eric Thompson – Piano

Ian Van Eetvelt – Drums

Karen Smith – Flute

Julie 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 …..”