Junior Drama Production - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

The week beginning Monday 4th March Grosvenor Grammar School staged its annual Junior Drama Production, performing ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to in excess of 1500 audience members over four entertaining and action-packed performances.   

Under the leadership of Director Mrs Orla Young and Musical Director Mr Jonathan Arnold this year’s cast and crew, comprising over one hundred pupils in Forms 1 - 4, combined to deliver a vibrant and entertaining take on the play – based on C.S. Lewis’ classic novel which is ranked amongst the best and most famous pieces of children’s fiction of all-time.  Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March saw the cast deliver matinee performances to visiting Primary School children while on the evenings of Thursday 7th and Friday 8th the show was staged for members of the paying public.

The production saw a number of acclaimed performances delivered by lead actors Robbie Macduff (Edmund), Stephen Hedley (Peter), Kirsten Johnston (Susan), Sarah Myles (Lucy), Phil Ross (Aslan), Georgia Galway (the White Witch) and Jonathan Brown (Mr Tumnis).  In addition the show was brought to life by a superb supporting Chorus comprising over 60 pupils as well as a talented band of musicians who delivered its popular score skilfully throughout.

Following four accomplished, professional and entertaining performances, all in attendance  were left impressed by the level of application and effort which enabled Grosvenor’s cast to produce such a superb series of shows.  In recent times the school has deservedly earned a name for delivering high quality Musical Drama productions and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ served only to enhance this reputation.

‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ stage show is based on C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy novel of the same name which was first published in October 1950.  Since its initial publication the novel has gone on to sell over 85 million copies worldwide and in 2003 featured in the top ten of the BBC’s ‘Big Read’ survey.  In 2012 it was second most common book that UK adults had read as children, while it has also been included in Time magazine’s ‘All Time 100 novels’ list.

Congratulations to everybody involved in Grosvenor’s production of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ who helped to make the show such an overwhelming success.  We look forward to seeing many of its talented actors and musicians treading the boards again before long.



Left to Right:  Grosvenor pupils Stephen Hedley, Kirsten Johnston, Sarah Myles and Robbie Macduff in performance as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund respectively during a performance of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' in March