Raglan’s very own Performing Arts School; Raglan Theatre Academy caters for students from 6-18 years of age and for this year’s production, they will be bringing ‘Narnia’ to life in a spectacular show.
This week the Chronicle sat down for a chat with Connor Marquand, who plays Peter.
What can we expect from this years performance?
This year’s performance is going to be the biggest yet! It follows the story of four children who stumble upon a magical land in the grip of an endless winter. Expect lots of action, even more than the previous four shows!
How much preparation has there been?
There has been a huge amount of preparation for the show. It’s been all go, with rehearsals, choreography and much more. As crunch time gets closer, it only gets more hectic.
Tell us about your role this year.
This year, I am playing Peter, the eldest of the four children. This is the largest role I have taken on in Raglan Theatre Academy, and it has certainly been a challenge to prepare for such a part
How many years have you been involved and what roles have you played?
This is my fifth year of involvement with Raglan Theatre Academy. I have played such roles as Michael in Peter Pan, the titular character of the Wizard of Oz, Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the King of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.
What has been your favourite so far and why?
I would say my favourite was the Wizard of Oz. I really enjoyed playing the wizard, and I think it was among my best work.
What are the dates? and how do we purchase a ticket?
Saturday 30th November 1pm & 7pm and Sunday 1st December 1pm & 5pm. Tickets can be purchased online via www.trybooking.com/nz press ‘buy tickets’ search ‘Narnia’.
Ruth Hare, Director, Producer and creator is excitedly gearing up to a another big production. ‘It’s such a great experience for everyone involved, we all work incredibly hard to put the show together. It’s such an enriching experience not only for our budding performers, but also for our supportive community who come out in their droves to experience a night (or day) at the theatre’.