‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, starring Samantha Womack, announces further casting

Get ready to step into Narnia.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Enter a new theatrical world via the Gillian Lynne Theatre this summer, thanks to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe begins previews on 18 July, ahead of an opening night on 28 July, and performance to 8 Jan. 2023. Book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tickets on London Theatre.

Samantha Womack will reprise the role of the White Witch, a character she previously performed as part of the show’s national tour. Many company members from the tour will continue in the production: Ammar Duffus as Peter, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund, Robyn Sinclair as Susan, Chris Jared as Aslan, Jez Unwin as Mr Tumnus, Scott Brooks, Rachel Dawson, Oliver Grant, Matthew James Hinchliffe, Shaun McCourt, Christina Tedders, and Johnson Willis.

New actors to the production include Delainey Hayles as Lucy Pevensie, Myla Carmen, Jasmin Colangelo, Julian Hoult, Ashlee Irish, Sean Lopeman, Micha Richardson, Ciaran Roger, and Charlotte-Kate Warren.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is based on C. S. Lewis’s Narnia tale. The play follows the Pevensie children — Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy — as they embark in otherworldly adventures.

“This story, about a community battling hardship in the darkest of winters, who together find freedom again in the light of summer, couldn’t be more pertinent for these times." said director Michael Fentiman.

Sally Cookson adapts The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the stage. The show features scenic and costume design by Tom Paris, choreography by Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker for Autograph, puppetry design by Max Humphries, and puppetry direction by Toby Olié.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

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Photo credit: Samantha Womack (Photo by Brinkhoff Moegenburg)

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