The children’s classic that’s defined generations, C.S. Lewis’ 1950s novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe makes its way to the West End this summer, bringing the mystical world of Narnia to life on the big stage.
Engrossing readers young and old for over 70 years, Lewis’ book is a family-favourite, and was made increasingly more popular thanks to the early 2000s films. And now families across London and beyond can enjoy the magic of the movies and book up on the stage at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from July.
The production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been touring across the UK and Ireland since the Spring and has received high praise. Performances for the London shows begin on the 18th of July, and will play a limited season until early January 2023.
Expect the sets to be as magical as their descriptions, creating the enchanting kingdom of Narnia for all to explore. Fans are invited to join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter on their adventures, breaking free from wartime Britain and entering on a journey of a lifetime. Fall back in love with the friendly – and not so friendly – characters hidden in this frozen land, from the faun, Mr Tumnus, and the talking beavers to the most evil White Witch…
With rehearsals underway, fans of the book can look forward to big names joining the ranks. Samantha Womack will star as the White Witch, performing alongside Ammar Duffus as Peter, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund, Robyn Sinclair as Susan and newcomer Delainey Hayles as Lucy.
Reprising their roles will be Scott Brooks as Mr Pope and Fox Trot, Rachel Dawson as Miss Chutney, Blue Badger and Spirit of the Moon, Chris Jared as Aslan and Jez Unwin as Mr Tumnus.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe heads to the West End from 18th July 2022 – 8th January 2023