The Lion With and the Wardrobe

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C.S Lewis‘ classic tale The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is brought to life on stage at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

First seen at Leeds Playhouse in 2017 and at the Bridge Theatre in 2019, this critically acclaimed production roars to life for a strictly limited West End season from July 2022.

Step through the wardrobe this Summer 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. An inventive, dazzling show for all ages The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is not to be missed.

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is booking from 18 July 2022 until 8 January 2021 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London.

What's the story of The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe?

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.

Who is in the cast of The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe?

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe stars Samantha Womack (EastEnders, Liverpool 1, The Girl On The Train – West End) as the White Witch.

The cast also features Ammar Duffus (Peter), Shaka Kalokoh (Edmund), Robyn Sinclair (Susan), Delaney Hayles (Lucy), Chris Jared (Aslan), 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), 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), 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). 

Who are the creative team of The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe?

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe is directed by Michael Fentiman based on the original production by Sally Cookson. The creative team includes Set and Costume Designer Tom Paris, Composers Benji Bower and Barnaby Race, Choreographer Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, Lighting Designer Jack Knowles, Sound Designers Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker for Autograph, Puppetry Director Toby Olié, Puppetry Designer Max Humphries, Aerial Director Gwen Hales, Illusionist Chris Fisher, Music Director Toby Higgins.


Reviews of The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

★★★★ "A new-look Narnia delivers deep magic" - The Observer
★★★★ "British theatrical verve at full pelt" - The Telegraph
★★★★ ""A dark, riveting revamp" - The Guardian
★★★★  Average review score

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Running time
To be confirmed
Performance dates
Booking to 8 January 2023
Performance days
Evenings: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe adds extra dates in London
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. Book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe tickets at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London
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Cast announced for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
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. Samantha Womack as the White Witch. Photo by Seamus Ryan 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.
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe announces West End transfer to the Gillian Lynne Theatre
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will transfer to the Gillian Lynne Theatre this Summer, marking the plays West End debut. 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.  This story, about a community battling hardship in the darkest of winters, who together find freedom again in the light of summer, couldn’t be more pertinent for these times." The evil White Witch will be played by former EastEnder Samantha Womack who returns to the stage following performances in the West End and touring production of The Girl On The Train. Womack's other stage work includes the Tony award-winning production of South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, The Addams Family and Harold Pinter’s Betrayal . Sam Womack as the White Witch. Photo by Seamus Ryan Further casting for the West End premiere of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is to be revealed. Joining Michael Fentiman on the creative team are Set and Costume Designer Tom Paris, Composers Benji Bower and Barnaby Race, Choreographer Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, Lighting Designer Jack Knowles, Sound Designers Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker for Autograph, Puppetry Director Toby Olié, Puppetry Designer Max Humphries, Aerial Director Gwen Hales, Illusionist Chris Fisher, Music Director Toby Higgins, Casting Director Will Burton CDG, Fight Director Jonathan Holby, Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Designer Susanna Peretz, Props Supervisor Lizzie Frankl for Propworks, Dramaturg Adam Peck and Movement Consultant Dan Canham.   The production will follow Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella which was unexpectedly pulled from the venue due to poor ticket sales. Producer Chris Harper said:  "This wonderful production has been delighting audiences up and down the country and I am so thrilled that we can bring this magical family show to the West End this summer.  We can’t wait for children and adults alike to join us on this spectacular journey through the wardrobe" Produced by Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber the show is based on the original Leeds Playhouse production which broke box office records in 2017 and played to packed houses and critical acclaim at the Bridge Theatre in London in 2019.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will run from 18 July 2022 until 8 January 2023 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London. See images from the London production below. [ngg src="galleries" ids="726" exclusions="8747" sortorder="8747,8759,8753,8760,8748,8749,8750,8751,8752,8754,8755,8756,8757,8758,8746" display="pro_imagebrowser"]
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe reveals UK & Ireland tour cast
Casting for the 2021 UK tour of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been announced. Leading the production as the Pevensie children are  Ammar Duffus as Peter, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund, Robyn Sinclair as Susan and Karise Yansen as Lucy.   Aslan is played by Chris Jared, Mr Tumnus by Jez Unwin, Mr Beaver by Sam Buttery and Maugrim by Michael Ahomka-Lindsay. They are joined by Oliver Bingham, Kate Parr, Grace Wylde, Johnson Willis, Rachel Dawson, Oliver Grant, Matthew James Hinchliffe, Sophie Naglik, Anthony Starr, Tash Holway and Brad Veitch. Casting for the White Witch is yet to be revealed. The acclaimed stage production of C. S. Lewis' beloved tale begins a major tour of the UK and Ireland at Curve, Leicester on Tuesday 2 November 2021, travelling to Aylesbury, Southampton, Sunderland, Salford, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Canterbury, Plymouth, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin, Woking and finally completing the tour in Norwich on 9 April 2022. Produced by Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber the show is based on the original Leeds Playhouse production which broke box office records in 2017 and played to packed houses and critical acclaim at the Bridge Theatre in London in 2019.  “C.S. Lewis wrote "they open a door and enter a world” and this is what every child imagines and dreams about. This is exactly why we’re thrilled to be able to bring this incredible new version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe on a tour of the UK in time for Christmas 2021. Following a record breaking success at the Leeds Playhouse and the Bridge Theatre in London, the Pevensie children will travel from Narnia to venues across the UK and Ireland.  It has been a challenging time for all of us, but we can’t wait for children and adults alike to join us on this truly magical journey through the wardrobe.” said producer Chris Harper The tour will be directed by Michael Fentiman, based on the original production by Sally Cookson with original Set and Costume design by Rae Smith.  Tickets are now on sale. See images from the London production below. [ngg src="galleries" ids="726" exclusions="8747" sortorder="8747,8759,8753,8760,8748,8749,8750,8751,8752,8754,8755,8756,8757,8758,8746" display="pro_imagebrowser"]
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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to tour UK and Ireland in late 2021
Sally Cookson’s acclaimed production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will embark on a UK are Ireland tour in November 2021. The hit staging of C S Lewis’ seminal novel was most recently revived at the Bridge Theatre in London last Christmas having premiered at Leeds Playhouse in 2017. The Guardian newspaper called the show “brilliantly inventive and a magical escape” with Time Out referring to it as “an ecstatic, shamanic and psychedelic take on the beloved fantasy novel” and the Daily Telegraph calling it “an absolutely spellbinding return to Narnia”. Producer Chris Harper said: "CS Lewis wrote "they open a door and enter a world" and this is what every child imagines and dreams about. This is exactly why I'm thrilled to be able to bring this incredible new version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe on a tour of the UK in time for Christmas 2021. Following a record breaking success at the Leeds Playhouse and The Bridge Theatre in London, the Pevensie children will travel from Narnia to venues across the UK and Ireland. "2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but we can't wait for children and adults alike to join us on this truly magical journey through the wardrobe next year." The tour will open at Curve Leicester on 2 November 2021 before visiting Aylesbury, Southampton, Sunderland, Salford, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Canterbury, Plymouth, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin, Woking and Norwich. The production will be the main Christmas show at The Lowry in Sunderland running from 8 December 2021 until 15 January 2022. The tour will be directed by Michael Fentiman (Amélie) with design by Tom Paris, and will be based on Sally Cookson’s initial production and Rae Smith’s original design. The creative team includes composer Benji Bower, music supervisor/composer Barnaby Race, choreographer Shelley Maxwell, lighting designer Bruno Poet, sound designer Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker for Autograph, puppetry director Toby Olié, puppetry designer Max Humphries, aerial director Gwen Hales, illusionist Chris Fisher, dramaturg Adam Peck and movement consultant Dan Canham. Tickets will be on sale soon. Images from the production at the Bridge Theatre. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
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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.

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