Casting has been announced for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which opens at the Gillian Lynne Theatre this Summer.
As previously announced Samantha Womack stars as the evil White Witch. Original cast members Ammar Duffus, Shaka Kalokoh, Robyn Sinclair return as Peter, Edmund and Susan, with newcomer Delaney Hayles as Lucy.
Other cast members reprising their roles are: Scott Brooks (Mr Pope and Fox Trot), Rachel Dawson (Miss Chutney, Blue Badger and Spirit of the Moon), Oliver Grant (Mr Wilson, Schrodinger, Red Squirrel, Head Cruel, Aslan Puppeteer and Resident Director), Chris Jared as Aslan, Matthew James Hinchliffe (Mr Marsden, Mauve Mole and Music Captain), Shaun McCourt (Mr Granville, Jack Rabbit, Aslan Puppeteer and Puppet Captain), Christina Tedders (Mrs Beaver), Jez Unwin (Mr Tumnus) and Johnson Willis (Professor Kirk, Father Christmas, Wise Owl and White Mouse).
Actors new to the production are: Myla Carmen (Swing), Jasmin Colangelo (Swing/ Dance Captain), Julian Hoult (Mr Beaver), Ashlee Irish (Swing), Sean Lopeman (Mr Brinkworth, March Hare, Aslan Puppeteer), Micha Richardson (Mrs Pevensie and Robin), Ciaran Roger (Swing), and Charlotte-Kate Warren (Miss Gumley Warmly and Phoenix). Maugrim, Solider, Satyr and White Stag still to be cast.
C.S. Lewis’ beloved tale is brought to life on stage by director Michael Fentiman, based on Sally Cookson’s original Leeds Playhouse production.
Director Michael Fentiman said: “I’m delighted to be bringing our production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The production celebrates the magic of live theatre and is led by a multi-talented cast of actors, singers, musicians, dancers and puppeteers; it is a celebration of the possibilities of the collective imagination and the boundless wonders of individual skill.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is booking from 18 July 2022 until 8 January 2023 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London.