‘Narnia’ on stage with local actors

2015-09-29 06:00
Hout Bay’s Nic de Villiers stars as Prince Rilian in The Silver Chair at the Masque Theatre.

Hout Bay’s Nic de Villiers stars as Prince Rilian in The Silver Chair at the Masque Theatre.

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Prince Rilian will seek revenge from the Serpent at the Masque Theatre during October’s school holiday.

The Silver Chair, starring Hout Bay’s Nic de Villiers as Prince Rilian, has been adapted from the sixth book in the Narnia series with characters from the very popular movie The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

“Prince Rilian has been my most emotionally challenging role to date,” Nic says.

“My character is enchanted by the evil witch and I have to try and break the bonds that enslave me.”

The role sees Nic in various states, from a slavish lapdog of the sorceress to a brave, noble future king of Narnia. He says the story is about healing and making the right choices for good to win over evil.

Nic is following in his mother Sally de Villiers’s footsteps. She’s currently a drama teacher in Hout Bay and used to be an actress in children’s theatre at Artscape.

“I am so proud of Nic,” she says: “He is passionate about acting and also wants to teach dramatic arts like me. Although I have told him being a drama teacher is a hard road and only makes money for jam, Nic laughs at me and says that he will marry a famous actress who will make money for bread.”

The Silver Chair follows two children who are bullied at school as they travel on a grand journey through the land of Narnia to find a secret underground city. There are princes and kings, Marsh wiggles and giants, owls and gnomes and also the evil witch. The action is non-stop as the children search for the lost prince of Narnia, who has been missing for 10 years.

“Not only is the story enthralling, but there is a strong moral message about taking on emotional challenges and breaking the chains that hold you back from being a good person and making the right choices,” Nic points out.

The Silver Chair will be brought to life by a cast of local actors, some as young as eight years, and Bergvliet-based Spotlight Drama Studio under the direction of Deborah Gildenhuys.V

The Silver Chair will be on stage at the Masque Theatre on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October at 19:30 and on Saturday 10 October at 14:30 and 18:30. Tickets cost R85 or R65 for children and can be booked at the Masque Theatre on 021 788 1898 or bookings@masquetheatre.co.za.

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