Here's the trailer
It was a truly stunning performance-you just have to go. But hurry since it closes 9th September.
Of course the story is wonderful and indeed magical. When the great 'lion king', Aslan, is negotiating with the White Witch for Edmund's life, he submits to the deep magic that requires sacrifice for 'treachery'. Aslan's killing on the Stone Table is performed with terrifying solemnity. But then miraculously (both theatrically and in the context of the story) Aslan returns from the dead. Aslan tells Lucy and Susan (who had tearfully witnessed the killing) of 'deeper magic from before the dawn of time'.
'if a willing victim, who had committed no treachery is killed in a traitor's pace, the table shall crack and death begins to work backwards'
Knowing that C S Lewis was writing as a Christian believer imbues the story with great power. Through his resurrection, Jesus Christ our true Aslan, has opened a portal into eternity, so that all the destruction of death will one day be removed. Death will work backwards and believers in Jesus Christ will experience newness of life in the new heaven and new earth that God has prepared for those who love Him. Heady stuff. But infinitely worth consideration.