The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London has added extra performances over Christmas.
The show has added extra matinees on 14 December 2022 and 4 January 2023 to accommodate increased demand over the festive season.
The show is set to close in London on 8 January 2023
Also this Christmas, Aslan – the Lion puppet featured in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – is set to switch on the Christmas Lights at Hamley’s and at Waterstones this year.
The cast stars Samantha Womack as the White Witch. Her past theatre roles include the Tony award-winning production of South Pacific in which she starred alongside Patrick Swayze, Guys and Dolls at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, and playing Ronnie Mitchell on BBC’s EastEnders.
The full cast also includes Ammar Duffus as Peter Pevensie, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund Pevensie, Robyn Sinclair as Susan Pevensie and Delainey Hayles as Lucy Pevensie. They are joined by Scott Brooks (Mr Pope and Fox Trot), Myla Carmen (Swing), Jasmin Colangelo (Swing/ Dance Captain), 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), Julian Hoult (Mr Beaver), Ashlee Irish (Swing), Chris Jared as Aslan, Matthew James Hinchliffe (Mr Marsden, Mauve Mole and Music Captain), Sean Lopeman (Mr Brinkworth, March Hare, Aslan Puppeteer), Shaun McCourt (Mr Granville, Jack Rabbit, Aslan Puppeteer and Puppet Captain), Emmanuel Ogunjinmi (Maugrim, Solider, Satyr and White Stag, Micha Richardson (Mrs Pevensie and Robin), Ciaran Roger (Swing), Christina Tedders (Mrs Beaver), Jez Unwin (Mr Tumnus), Charlotte-Kate Warren (Miss Gumley Warmly and Phoenix) and Johnson Willis (Professor Kirk, Father Christmas, Wise Owl and White Mouse).
Based on C.S. Lewis’ much-loved book, the production is directed by Michael Fentiman.