C S Lewis helps West Yorkshire Playhouse break box office records

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of  The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is set to break all existing box office records, becoming West Yorkshire Playhouse’s most popular production ever.

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe West Yorkshire Playhouse
Carla Mendonca (The White Witch) and Iain Johnstone (Aslan)

Co-produced with Elliott & Harper and Catherine Schreiber, the production has already sold over 61,000 tickets with a week left to run in the season. The production has surpassed the previous record of 60,821 tickets which has stood since 2005.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will also become the highest grossing production in the Playhouse’s 48 year history generating over £1.5 million at the box office surpassing the previous record held by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Artistic Director James Brinning said: “This is an outstanding achievement for the Playhouse, and is a credit to each and every person who has made this spectacular show come to life. Staging The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe in the round was always going to be a huge undertaking, however it’s been amazing to see our audiences’ reactions”.

Read our review of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe


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