NEWS: Casting Announced for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre

The production will begin performances on the 9th November.

(c)Craig Sugden.

Casting has been confirmed today for Sally Cookson’s production based on C.S. Lewis’s novel, which will play at the Bridge Theatre over the Christmas season until the 2nd February 2020.

It has been announced that the cast is set to feature: 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 and Beverly Rudd as Mrs Beaver.  They are joined by Emily Benjamin, Amber Cayasso, Sebastian Charles,Andro Copperthwaite, Nicky Cross, David Emmings, Nathan Louis Fernand, Linford Johnson, Mitch Leow, Mei Mac, James McHugh, Helen Parke, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Millicent Wong and musicians James Gow, Tim Dalling, Harry Miller and Pat Moran.

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.

The Lion, the Witch and and the Wardrobe was the first book published in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis and is one of the most popular children’s books written.

Presented by London Theatre Company in special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, Sally Cookson’s production originally played at Leeds Playhouse. The creative team for the production includes: designs by Rae Smith, writer in the room Adam Peck, movement direction by Dan Canham, lighting design by  Bruno Poet, sound design by Ian Dickinson and music by Benji Bower all of whom originally brought the show to life in 2017.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will play at the Bridge Theatre from the 9th November until the 2nd February 2020.

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