The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to be performed in Southampton in 2021

VOTED the nation’s favourite book last year, the stage version of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will visit Southampton next year.

The smash hit Leeds Playhouse production will be at Mayflower Theatre from November 23 to 27 2021.

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 a Faun, talking Beavers, Aslan, the noble king of Narnia, and the coldest, most evil White Witch.

The tour will be directed by Michael Fentiman, based on the original production by Sally Cookson with original Set and Costume design by Rae Smith. Michael’s previous productions include the Olivier Award-nominated Amélie (Watermill Theatre/The Other Palace/UK Tour), and, as director and writer, CinderELLA (Nuffield Southampton).

Producer Chris Harper said: “C.S. Lewis wrote “they open a door and enter a world” and this is what every child imagines and dreams about. This is exactly why I’m thrilled to be able to bring this incredible new version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe on a tour of the UK in time for Christmas 2021. Following a record breaking success at the Leeds Playhouse and The Bridge Theatre in London, the Pevensie children will travel from Narnia to venues across the UK and Ireland.

“2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but we can’t wait for children and adults alike to join us on this truly magical journey through the wardrobe next year.”

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday from mayflower.org.uk or 023 8071 1811.

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