‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to begin performances at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre on 18th July 2022

The smash-hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which has been wowing audiences around the UK and Ireland, will make its West End premiere this summer.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – starring Samantha Womack as the evil White Witch – will begin performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London’s West End on 18th July 2022, and play a strictly limited season through until 8 January 2023.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is directed by Michael Fentiman based on the original production by Sally Cookson.

The full cast will be announced soon.



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 the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet Mr Tumnus the faun, talking beavers, Aslan (the noble king of Narnia) and the coldest, most evil White Witch.


Chris Jared (Aslan) in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe © Brinkhoff Moegenburg

Joining Michael Fentiman on the creative team are Set and Costume Designer Tom Paris, Composers Benji Bower and Barnaby Race, Choreographer Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, Lighting Designer Jack Knowles, Sound Designers Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker for Autograph, Puppetry Director Toby Olié, Puppetry Designer Max Humphries, Aerial Director Gwen Hales, Illusionist Chris Fisher, Music Director Toby Higgins, Casting Director Will Burton CDG, Fight Director Jonathan Holby, Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Designer Susanna Peretz, Props Supervisor Lizzie Frankl for Propworks, Dramaturg Adam Peck and Movement Consultant Dan Canham.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is produced by Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber and was first produced at the Leeds Playhouse.

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