The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

3.6 (10) · Family Theatre

The much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production arrives in London

“The Bridge delivered a spectacular A Midsummer Night's Dream a few months back and the design for this spectacular adaption of the classic children's book is brilliant. The critics gave it a clutch of 4 star reviews but our users have been a bit harsher, so it's worth reading a few of those to decide if it's your cup of tea.”

Overview

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, 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.

Critic reviews

A delightful visual feast and is perfectly paced, providing the ideal festive treat for families

London Box Office

Aslan is more substitute Churchill than surrogate Christ in Sally Cookson’s brilliantly inventive production of CS Lewis’s wartime fable

The Guardian

This is a production that takes a while to warm up and only comes into full bloom after a long wait

WhatsOnStage

An absolutely spellbinding return to Narnia

The Telegraph

There are moments of such pure joy and invention that it almost made me, a notorious Grinch, gasp with delight

Exeunt

Spellbinding narrative of parallel worlds

The Arts Desk

Moments of magic in leisurely CS Lewis adaptation

Evening Standard

Sally Cookson's wonder-filled and distinctly trippy staging of CS Lewis' classic children's book

The Stage

It is a testament to Cookson’s ability to make you feel like a wide-eyed child, then, that these issues amount to nitpicking in the face of her warming journey through the wardrobe

The Upcoming

Uplifting, funny and truly magical, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe should be on every family's Christmas list

Londonist

Ecstatic, shamanic and psychedelic take on the beloved fantasy novel from the great Sally Cookson

Time Out

An imaginative and uplifting family show

Financial Times

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 9 Nov - Sun 2 Feb, 2.30pm, 3pm & 7.30pm

Venue

One Tower Bridge SE1 2SD London, UK · Get Directions
3.6
out of 5 stars
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