The West End production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will tour the UK to mark the 75th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’ iconic novel.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, West End

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Step into the world of Narnia at a venue near you.

Opening at Leeds Playhouse on 18th November 2024, the major new tour will visit a range of venues and currently ends at Sunderland Empire Theatre on 15th November 2025, with more dates to be announced. You can see the list of dates and venues here.

C.S. Lewis’ book was first published in October 1950 and has since sold more than 85 million copies in 60 languages making it one of the top ten best-selling books of all time. The stage adaptation of the story enjoyed a London run in 2022/23.

“We can’t wait for children and adults alike to join us on this spectacular new journey through the wardrobe, and are proud to be marking the 75th anniversary of the publication of CS Lewis’ novel with this tour,” said producer Chris Harper.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, West End

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Meet classic characters like Mr Tumnus.

Director Michael Fentiman added: “I’m delighted to be taking our beautiful production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe on a major tour. 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.”

About the show

Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on an adventure in a frozen, faraway land where they meet Mr Tumnus the faun, talking beavers, Aslan (the noble king of Narnia) and the evil White Witch.

The show is directed by Michael Fentiman and based on the original production by Sally Cookson. It is choreographed by Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, with puppetry by Toby Olié and Max Humphries. Casting will be announced in due course.

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