Narnia for Lyceum

Mar 12 2015 | By More

CS Lewis adaptation will be Christmas show

The Lyceum has announced that it is going back into the Wardrobe this Christmas 2015 with a new production of CS Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The company is to use the hugely successful adaptation by Theresa Heskins, which premiered in 2010 at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Jenny Hulse and Scott Hoatson in the 2008 prodution. Photo: Alan McCredie

Jenny Hulse and Scott Hoatson in the 2008 prodution. Photo: Alan McCredie

Direction will be by Andrew Panton who was at the helm for the last two Christmas offerings: The BFG and, in 2013, A Christmas Carol.

Commenting on the announcement, Panton said: “Narnia has always been a special magical place for me. The stories of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe continue to enchant and captivate children (of all ages) and I can’t wait to bring the story to the Lyceum stage this December”

The Lyceum last stepped through the back of a wardrobe and into Narnia in 2008, when Mark Thomson directed the Glyn Robbins adaptation.

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe tells of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter who journey to a spectacular world of mythical creatures, sparkling spells and an epic battle between good and evil through the back of dusty wardrobe. There they meet the majestic Aslan, the loveable fawn, Mr Tumnus and his fantastical friends and join their quest to free Narnia from the spell of the White Witch.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by CS Lewis adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins
Directed by Andrew Panton
28 November 2015 – 3 January 2016
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street EH3 9AX

Details will be on the Lyceum website:


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