The casting has been announced for the special festive performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the new Bridge Theatre in London. 

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Company

Source: Craig Sugden

Cast members for the festive production of The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe have been announced. 

Opening on 18th November and running until 2nd February, 2020, Sally Cookson’s production is the theatre’s first ever family Christmas show. 

The adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ much-loved fantasy novel ran to great acclaim at Leeds Playhouse in 2017 and was the second production by Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper’s new production company which has gone onto produce Death of a Salesman and Company. 

Meet the cast

The cast, who began rehearsals this week, features Laura Elphinstone (Chernobyl, Line of Duty, Young Marx) as the White Witch/Mrs Macready, Will Johnson (Sweat, Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead) as Aslan and Professor Kirk as well as Keziah Joseph as Lucy (As You Like It, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear). 

They are joined by Stuart Neal as Mr Tumnus, John Leader as Edmund, Femi Akinfolarin as Peter, Beverly Rudd as Mr and Mrs Beaver and Shalisa James-Davis as Susan as well as host of others. 

The magical story 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book published in The Chronicles of Narnia in 1950 and went on to become one of the most popular children’s books of all time; still regularly topping reader votes on the best books nearly 70 years later, including last month being voted the UK’s favourite book.

About the Bridge Theatre

Founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr on leaving the National Theatre after 12 years, The Bridge opened in October 2017 to focus on the commissioning and production of new shows, as well as staging the occasional classic. 

The Bridge Theatre, London

Source: Philip Vile

The Bridge Theatre, which opened in 2017, was the first commercial theatre to open in central London since 1973. 

The 900-seat theatre is located between City Hall and Tower Bridge with a free coach bay nearby off Tooley Street for groups. 

For group bookings contact 0333 320 0051. 

There’s a group offer for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe during Tuesday-Thursday performances when at least four tickets are bought with the code ‘FAMILY’.