REVIEW: The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, West Yorkshire Playhouse ✭✭✭✭✭

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe West Yorkshire Playhouse Five Stars Coming to Bridge Theatre London Christmas 2019 Part of the magic of Christmas is about the telling of stories, from Scrooge and ‘It’s a wonderful life’ to ‘the Snowman’ and ‘Call the Midwife’ Christmas special- stories told in the warm by the fire whilst outside the dark winter night rages. And in a world where those stories, at least for children, seemed to be fired out in ever increasingly short, frenetic bursts of CGI wizardry and the imagination is allowed to curl up and be spoon fed, Sally Cookson’s production of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ at the West Yorkshire Playhouse provides a refreshing, engaging change- and not just to this jaded critic but judging by their rapturous attention to all the young (and old) audience packing out the Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre. Cookson’s magical production – … Read more

Cast announced for The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Casting was today announced for a major new production of C S Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe which will play at West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas. This new production directed and devised by Sally Cookson and the company will be performed from 29 November 2017 – 21 January 2018. Peter Caulfield will play the loveable Fawn, Mr Tumnus. His extensive credits in theatre and television include BBC1’s Doctor Who, Channel 4’s Cucumber, and King Herod in the Olivier award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Joining him are Iain Johnstone as the great lion Aslan and CITV’s My Parents Are Aliens actress Carla Mendonça as the White Witch. The Pevensie children will be played by Michael Jean-Marain as Peter, John Leader as Edmund, Patricia Allison as Susan and Cora Kirk as Lucy. Lucy Tuck (Beryl, New Vic Theatre) will play Mrs Beaver, … Read more

Cast Announced For The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Rose Theatre

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe at Rose Theatre Kingston

The Rose Theatre Kingston announced the casting for its Christmas production of C S Lewis’s masterpiece The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins. The Rose’s Director of Learning and Participation, Ciaran McConville, directs Richard Pryal as Aslan and Kate Tydman as The White Witch and they will be joined by Tomm Coles, James Gillan, Daniel Goode and Katy Secombe, as well as a number of actors from the Rose Youth Theatre. The Rose also announces that Richard Pinner, Vice President of the Magic Circle, will be joining the creative team as Illusions Consultant. This new production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe promises a spectacular world of mythical creatures, sparkling spells and an epic battle between good and evil as C S Lewis’ classic story is brought to life. The Pevensie children, Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter, are evacuated from their … Read more

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