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C.S Lewis’ classic tale The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is brought to life on stage at the Bridge Theatre this Christmas.
First seen at Leeds Playhouse in 2017, Sally Cookson‘s (Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Treasure Island) critically acclaimed production is an inventive, dazzling show for all ages.
Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land.
Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch.
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is booking from 9 November 2019 until 2 February 2020 at the Bridge Theatre, London.
Set in wartime Britain, four English children are evacuated from London to a large country house owned by a Professor.
While exploring the house, the youngest child Lucy enters a wardrobe and finds herself in Narnia – a magical world with talking creatures. Inviting her elder siblings to walk through the wardrobe and head to this mythical land, the adventurous foursome find themselves on an unforgettable journey.
The cast features Keziah Joseph as Lucy, John Leader as Edmund, Shalisa James-Davis as Susan, Femi Akinfolarin as Peter, Omari Bernard as Maugrim, Laura Elphinstone as the White Witch/Mrs Macready, Wil Johnson as Aslan/Professor Kirk, 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.
Direction by Sally Cookson (Peter Pan) with design by Rae Smith, writer in the room Adam Peck, movement by Dan Canham, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Ian Dickinson and music by Benji Bower.
★★★★ “brilliantly inventive; a magical escape” Guardian
★★★★ “An ecstatic, shamanic and psychedelic take on the beloved fantasy novel” Time Out
★★★★ “An absolutely spellbinding return to Narnia” Telegraph