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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

9 November - 2 February 2020 Choose Dates & Book

The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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.

This critically acclaimed production reunites director Sally Cookson with designer Rae Smith, writer in the room Adam Peck, movement director Dan Canham, puppetry director Craig Leo, 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.

Book now for the UK & Ireland Tour (For more details visit: lionwitchonstage.com)

Leicester Curve Theatre 2 – 13 November 2021

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 16 – 20 November 2021

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 23 – 27 November 2021

Sunderland Empire 30 November – 4 December 2021

The Lowry, Salford 8 December 2021 – 15 January 2022

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 18 – 22 January 2022

Nottingham Theatre Royal 1 – 5 February 2022

Edinburgh King’s Theatre 8 – 12 February 2022

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 15 – 19 February 2022

Theatre Royal, Plymouth 22 – 26 February 2022

Glasgow Theatre Royal 1 – 5 March 2022

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham 8 – 12 March 2022

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin 15 – 19 March 2022

New Woking Theatre 22 – 26 March

Norwich Theatre Royal 5 April – 9 April

"A huge-hearted show that has rough magic dancing in its bones"

Metro ★★★★★

"An absolutely spell-binding return to Narnia"

The Telegraph ★★★★
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Ticket Prices
Ticket from £15
Premium tickets available

Length 
Approx 2hr 30min including a 20 minute interval

Group Family Rate 4+
Tickets up to £69.50 reduced to £45 each during Tuesday – Thursday performances (excluding 23 Dec – 2 Jan) when at least 4 tickets are in your basket and you use the promocode ‘FAMILY’

Schools rates available
Tickets reduced to £22.50 for Tuesday – Thursday performances exc Christmas holidays, email groups@bridgetheatre.co.uk to reserve your group today

Additional information
Recommended suitable for age 6+
Children under 5 will not be allowed in the auditorium including babes in arms
Booster seats will be available from the cloakroom for a refundable £5 cash deposit

Please note there will be strobe lighting used in this production

Access Performances
Captioned – Saturday 11 January 2.30pm
Audio Described – Saturday 25 January 2.30pm

 

From the programme

The First Morning

Robert Butler

It was the first morning of rehearsals for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and 40 actors, stage managers and musicians were sitting in a circle in the foyer of the Bridge Theatre. Everyone introduced themselves – ‘puppeteer’, ‘ensemble’…

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A man in a fur coat strides forward, in front of a large lion puppet

Everyone Knows Narnia

Ella Risbridger

Everyone knows Narnia, or some version of it. Even if you’ve never read CS Lewis (maybe you saw the 1980s BBC adaptation of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, or the big-budget blockbuster) you probably know Narnia: the land where it’s “always winter…

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In the centre, an eccentric-looking man, in a long white coat, surrounded by four young people, all in 1940s dress

'Evacuate Forthwith'

Julie Summers

From today’s perspective, a situation where upwards of a million families would agree to send their children away from home, to strangers in the countryside, or even abroad, for an unknown period is almost unimaginable. Yet during the Second…

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Cast

Femi Akinfolarin
Peter
Femi Akinfolarin
Emily Benjamin
Ensemble / Puppeteer (Understudy White Witch / Mrs Macready / Mrs Beaver)
Emily Benjamin
Omari Bernard
Maugrim
Omari Bernard
Amber Cayasso
Ensemble / Puppeteer (Understudy Maugrim)
Amber Cayasso
Sebastian Charles
Ensemble / Puppeteer (Understudy Aslan)
Sebastian Charles
Andro Cowperthwaite
Ensemble (Understudy Mr Tumnus)
Andro Cowperthwaite
Nicky Cross
Ensemble / Puppeteer / Fight Captain
Nicky Cross
Laura Elphinstone
White Witch / Mrs Macready
Laura Elphinstone
David Emmings
Schrödinger / Ensemble / Puppeteer
David Emmings
Shalisha James-Davis
Susan
Shalisha James-Davis
Linford Johnson
Ensemble / Puppeteer (Understudy Peter / Edmund)
Linford Johnson
Wil Johnson
Aslan / Professor Kirk
Wil Johnson
Keziah Joseph
Lucy
Keziah Joseph
John Leader
Edmund
John Leader
Mitch Leow
Ensemble
Mitch Leow
Nathan Louis Fernand
Offstage swing (Understudy Mr Beaver)
Nathan Louis Fernand
Mei Mac
Ensemble / Puppeteer
Mei Mac
James McHugh
Offstage swing
James McHugh
Stuart Neal
Mr Tumnus
Stuart Neal
Dean Nolan
Mr Beaver
Dean Nolan
Helen Parke
Ensemble / Aerial Captain (Understudy Susan)
Helen Parke
Beverly Rudd
Mrs Beaver
Beverly Rudd
Tinovimbanashe Sibanda
Offstage swing / Dance Captain
Tinovimbanashe Sibanda
Millicent Wong
Ensemble / Puppeteer (Understudy Lucy)
Millicent Wong
James Gow
Musician
James Gow
Tim Dalling
Musician
Tim Dalling
Harry Miller
Musician
Harry Miller
Pat Moran
Musician
Pat Moran

Creative Team

Director
Sally Cookson
Designer
Rae Smith
Composer / Music Director
Benji Bower
Writer in the Room
Adam Peck
Movement Director
Dan Canham
Lighting Designer
Bruno Poet
Sound Designer
Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Puppetry Director
Craig Leo
Aerial Director
Gwen Hales
Wigs, SFX, Hair & Make-up
Susanna Peretz
Associate Director
Sarah Fielding
Revival Designer
Tom Paris
Associate Lighting Designer
Matt Daw
Associate Sound Designer
Andrew Josephs
Associate Puppetry Director
Gareth Aled
Casting Director
Jill Green CDG
Fight Directors
Rachel Bown-Williams & Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie Ltd