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Everything you need to know about 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' in the West End

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Are you ready to step through the magical wardrobe? Join the Pevensie children as they discover an unbelievable world that's right on their doorstep in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Sally Cookson adaptts C.S. Lewis's Narnia story for the stage, and the end result is a thrilling spectacular.

Following performances at the Bridge Theatre and a nationwide tour, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe heads to the West End's Gillian Lynne Theatre. From how to get The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tickets to when to see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, here’s your ultimate guide to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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What is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe about?

Set in wartime Britain, the Pevensie children are evacuated to a large country house, with the youngest child Lucy discovering a wardrobe in a spare room. Peeking into the wardrobe, she unexpectedly finds herself in a faraway mythical land called Narnia – a magical world with talking creatures.

Inviting her elder siblings to walk through the wardrobe and join her, the adventurous foursome find themselves on an unforgettable adventure in a world that feels millions of miles away from home. Faced with an evil witch and a benevolent lion, can the children save Narnia?

Where is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe playing?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The Gillian Lynne Theatre is a West End venue located in the Covent Garden area of London. Previous shows at the Gillian Lynne Theatre include Cinderella.

How long is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe play running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Find out more on running times of West End shows.

What days is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe playing?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe plays eight performances a week at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Evening performances will take place daily from Wednesday to Sunday. Matinee performances will take place on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. For the complete performance schedule and show times, please visit the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe page to learn more.

When did The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe premiere?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe received its world premiere at Leeds Playhouse in 2017, with critics hailing it as a “full-spectrum winter spectacle, a strikingly physical and visual extravaganza.” Two years after its Leeds premiere, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe transferred to the Bridge Theatre during the Christmas 2019 season.

Who is C. S. Lewis?

Most famous for writing The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis is a fictional writer and theologian, whose intellectual and influential works continue to inspire generations of readers today.

Lewis’s catalogue of fictional and non-fictional works share his personal and religious views. As well as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, some of C. S. Lewis’s prolific works include Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, both books from The Chronicles of Narnia series that were adapted for film.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe cast

Samantha Womack plays the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Eastenders actress recently starred in The Girl on the Train at the Duke of York's Theatre.

The Pevensie children will be played by Ammar Duffus as Peter, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund, Robyn Sinclair as Susan and newcomer Delainey Hayles as Lucy. The full cast includes Chris Jared as Aslan, Jez Unwin as Mr Tumnus, Scott Brooks, Rachel Dawson, Oliver Grant, Matthew James Hinchliffe, Shaun McCourt, Christina Tedders, Johnson Willis, Myla Carmen, Jasmin Colangelo, Julian Hoult, Ashlee Irish, Sean Lopeman, Micha Richardson, Ciaran Roger, and Charlotte-Kate Warren.

How to get The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tickets

If you're looking for a family-friendly play to see in London, then make sure you see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Narnia story plays a limited run in the West End, so once the wardrobe's closed for the final time, then that's it!

Here’s the format: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tickets are available now. Book tickets to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on London Theatre.

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