Why See The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?
A brand new production
The Bridge Theatre conjures up C.S Lewis' magical world in this critically acclaimed adaptation of his beloved children's novel from Sally Cookson, following sell-out success at Leeds Playhouse. Hailed as a captivating and innovative production that uses ingenious stagecraft from War Horse's Rae Smith in the place of flashy effects to tell the story of four evacuee siblings who find an enchanted realm at the back of a dusty old wardrobe. The perfect spectacle for all the family, let The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe capture your imaginations this winter.
After leaving London to escape the Blitz, the inquisitive Pevensey Children (Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter) are searching for adventure in the old country house of their guardian. When they discover a doorway to a mysterious wintry wonderland at the back of an old wardrobe it certainly seems they have found it.
But all is not as it seems in the icy land of Narnia, in fact, it's under the spell of the nefarious White Witch, whose tyranny keeps the world in perpetual winter - with Christmas never coming! Alongside the talking faun Mr Tumnus, the kind Mr and Mrs Beaver, and the majestic lion Aslan, the children prepare to battle the witch and restore Narnia to its former glory. Will the forces of good win out over this chilling evil? Book your tickets to find out!
Previews from: 9 November 2019
Opening night: 14 November 2019
Cast and Creative
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 Nolan as Mr Beaver
Beverly Rudd as Mrs Beaver
Directed by Sally Cookson
Design by Rae Smith
Writer in the room Adam Peck
Movement direction by Dan Canham
Puppetry direction by Craig Leo
Lighting design by Bruno Poet
Sound design by Ian Dickinson
Music by Benji Bower
What we thought
MAGICAL modern Beautiful
A magical piece of festive theatre, conscientiously adapted for modern audiences young and old
The Bridge Theatre is one of my favourite new venues in London. To me, a lot of its productions epitomise the spirit of London - they're creative and resourceful, exciting but not overtly extravagant, and make wonderful use of the smorgasboard of cultureRead full review
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