C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which has been on the road throughout the UK and Ireland, will make its West End premiere this summer at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane, London.
The show has already been seen by a quarter of a million people on its 19-week tour which recently ended in Bristol.
Samantha Womack will star as the evil White Witch in the West End, with performances beginning on 18th July and running up until 8th January 2023.
Michael Fentiman, director of the show, said: “I’m delighted to be bringing our production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
“The production celebrates the magic of live theatre and is led by a multi-talented cast of actors, singers, musicians, dancers and puppeteers; it is a celebration of the possibilities of the collective imagination and the boundless wonders of individual skill.
“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.”
Samantha Womack recently played the lead role in the sold out production of The Girl on the Train in the West End and on tour.
Her past theatre roles include the Tony award-winning production of South Pacific in which she starred alongside Patrick Swayze, Guys and Dolls at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, and playing Emma in an award-winning production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.
Producer Chris Harper added: “This wonderful production has been delighting audiences up and down the country and I am so thrilled that we can bring this magical show to the West End this summer.
“We can’t wait for children and adults alike to join us on this spectacular journey through the wardrobe”
Watch the trailer below:
Full casting will be announced soon, with group rates also available at selected performances. For group tickets, call 020 7087 7763 or visit www.lionwitchonstage.com.