For Kaitlin Williams, performing in the Pacific Theatre Production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe practically qualifies as a Christmas miracle.
When she was 12, Williams saw Pacific Theatre produce the stage adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic — one of her all-time favourite books — and was so dazzled by the idea of just two actors being able to create the imaginary world of Narnia that the production inspired her to become an actor.
“It was the first play that I ever saw where the actors played more than one part and I was just blown away by it,” Williams told The Sun. She can’t recall the name of the performer who played the role she’s now taken on, but she’s never forgotten the performance. “She was Lucy and then she was the White Witch and then she was a wolf and I was sitting there and I thought, ‘That looks like a lot of fun. I would like to do that.’ So it’s a pretty cool full-circle moment for me for sure. I love that it’s told with two actors. There’s nothing more powerful than the imagination when we’re trying to create these epic worlds on stage.”
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