Casting announced for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Bridge Theatre

Casting has been announced for London transfer of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Bridge Theatre.

The cast features Femi Akinfolarin as Peter, Omari Bernard as Maugrim, Laura Elphinstone as the White Witch/Mrs Macready, Shalisa James-Davis as Susan, Wil Johnson as Aslan/Professor Kirk, Keziah Joseph as Lucy, John Leader as Edmund, Stuart Neal as Mr Tumnus, Dean Nolanas Mr Beaver and Beverly Rudd as Mrs Beaver.  

They are joined by Emily Benjamin, Amber Cayasso,Sebastian Charles, Andro Copperthwaite, Nicky Cross, David Emmings, Nathan Louis Fernand, Linford Johnson, Mitch Leow, Mei Mac, James McHugh, Helen Parke, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Millicent Wong and musicians James Gow, Tim Dalling, Harry Miller and Pat Moran.

This critically acclaimed production reunites director Sally Cookson (Peter Pan) with designer Rae Smith, writer in the room Adam Peck, movement director Dan Canham, lighting designer Bruno Poet, sound designer Ian Dickinson and music by Benji Bower all of whom originally brought the show to life in 2017 breaking box office records at Leeds Playhouse.

Based on the fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis the story follows four children evacuated from London to the country side in wartime Britain.  Stepping through a wardrobe the children are transported to a frozen mystical world with talking animals and ruled by a wicked witch.  

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will run from 9 November 2019 until 2 February 2020 at the Bridge Theatre, London. An official press night will be held on 18 November 2019.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tickets are available now.

📷 Main photo: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Company, photo Craig Sugden

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