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8 facts you might not know about West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Christmas production of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

1. Carla Mendonça, mum Sophie Johnson in ITV’s My Parents Are Aliens, is playing the icy White Witch…

2. …and 23 metres of beautiful white faux fur have been used to make her incredible cloak.

3. Over 150 costumes have been created in our wardrobe department…

4. …and 63 magical puppets are being hand made from scratch in our workshop, including 22 mice, 1 cat…


5. …and 11 Narnian monsters!

6. The cast is made up of 17 extremely talented actors, plus 4 musicians live on stage…

7. …who will perform 72 shows across 8 weeks.

8. And finally, we’ll open our doors to over 40,000 audience members, as they experience the largest Christmas show in the Playhouse’s history!

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