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.