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The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes, including an interval
  • Age: 7+
  • Other: Unlocked Event Tue 16 Jan, 10am. This show contains smoke and haze, loud noises, flashing lights and strobe. Whilst some adjustments have been made to the lighting in the Relaxed Performance, there are still strobe effects throughout the show which may affect people with photo sensitive epilepsy.
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C.S Lewis’ classic tale leaps off the page and on to the stage this Christmas… The Magic awaits!

Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter for the most mystical of adventures to a faraway land where it’s always winter, but never Christmas…

Wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest white Witch…

Following the magically inventive Peter Pan at the National Theatre and the critically acclaimed sell-out tour of Jane Eyre, Sally Cookson explores this timeless story of magic, mischief and mayhem in a spellbinding new production.

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Cast & Credits

Director Sally Cookson / Designer Rae Smith / Devised by the Company / Writer in the Room Adam Peck / Composer & Musical Director Benji Bower / Movement Director Dan Canham / Puppetry Director Craig Leo / Aerial Director Gwen Hales / Lighting Designer Bruno Poet / Sound Designer Ian Dickinson / Fight Directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie Ltd. / Associate Director Sarah Fielding / Design Associate Tom Paris / Casting Director Jill Green CDG / Rehearsal Photography Anthony Robling / Production Photography Brinkhoff Mögenburg / Assistant Director Laurence Young /

West Yorkshire Playhouse in association with Elliott & Harper Productions & Catherine Schreiber presents

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    Gareth Aled
    as Ensemble
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    Patricia Allison
    as Susan
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    Peter Caulfield
    as Mr Tumnus
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    Alan Francis
    as Mr Beaver
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    Marie Hamilton
    as On-stage Swing
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    Michael Jean-Marain
    as Peter
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    Iain Johnstone
    as Aslan / Professor Kirke
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    Cora Kirk
    as Lucy
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    John Leader
    as Edmund
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    Sofie Lybäck
    as Ensemble
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    Ira Mandela Siobhan
    as Maugrim
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    Carla Mendonça
    as White Witch / Mrs Macready
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    Helena Parke
    as Ensemble
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    Anwar Russell
    as On-stage Swing
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    Lucy Tuck
    as Mrs Beaver
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    Amalia Vitale
    as Ensemble
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    Tom Wainwright
    as Ensemble

Reviews

“it is the power of imagination that rules here”

- The I
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“Sally Cookson’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a remarkable adaptation and worth every single one of the five stars awarded. Absolutely unmissable this season.”

- The Reviews Hub
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“a hugely inventive, wonderfully escapist and ultimately heart-warming flight of fantasy ”

- Northern Soul
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“If you see just one show this Christmas season, with or without little ones, make it this.”

- Always Time For Theatre
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“magical production”

- British Theatre
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“Cookson and her company remind us that theatre itself is a sort of magic and that imagination is more powerful than the flashiest technology.”

- The Guardian
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“a theatrical miracle”

- The Times
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“Terrific”

- The Telegraph
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“full-spectrum winter spectacle”

- The Observer
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“Cookson makes you briefly believe people are capable of flight even when their feet are firmly on the ground.”

- The Stage
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“wondrous and magical ”

- What's On Stage
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“It is a truly magical experience”

- Yorkshire Post
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“Carla Mendonça’s performance as the White Witch was just sublime”

- A Younger Theatre

“Lightly dusted with Christmas sparkle, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe invites all ages to enter a captivating winter world; it is an opportunity that many will wish to experience time and again”

- Entertainment Focus
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“A heart-warming and breath taking retelling of a timeless classic”

- Theatre Full Stop
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“dazzling”

- North West End
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“this is a daring adaptation which sets itself a number of challenges and finds creative and theatrically magical solutions to all of them”

- British Theatre Guide

“Beautiful”

- The Yorkshire Times

“Spectacular”

- Yorkshire Tots

“a true spectacle ”

- Culture Vulture

“The show is truly spectacular ”

- The State of the Arts

“a theatrical masterpiece”

- The Leeds Guide

Live demo session in the theatre

Join members of the creative team, cast and crew as they discuss their decisions and how the world of Narnia went from page to stage in the transformed Quarry Theatre…

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Book Tickets

Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
 
Booking
Fri 15 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Call Box Office
Sat 16 Dec 17
01:30 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Audio Description Performance
Sat 16 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Mon 18 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Tue 19 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Captioned Performance
Wed 20 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Thu 21 Dec 17
01:30 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Thu 21 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Fri 22 Dec 17
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Fri 22 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Sat 23 Dec 17
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Sat 23 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Sun 24 Dec 17
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Tue 26 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Wed 27 Dec 17
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Wed 27 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Thu 28 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Fri 29 Dec 17
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Fri 29 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Sat 30 Dec 17
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Signed Performance
Sat 30 Dec 17
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Tue 2 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Wed 3 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Thu 4 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Thu 4 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Fri 5 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Sat 6 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Captioned Performance
Sat 6 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Tue 9 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00*
Dementia Friendly Performance
Tue 9 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Wed 10 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Audio Description Performance
Thu 11 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Thu 11 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Fri 12 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Sat 13 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Sat 13 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Sun 14 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Tue 16 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Tue 16 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Wed 17 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Thu 18 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Thu 18 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Fri 19 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£40.00*
Sat 20 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Sat 20 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Sun 21 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£50.00*
Sun 21 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Tue 23 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Wed 24 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Thu 25 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£35.00*
Signed Performance
Thu 25 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Fri 26 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Sat 27 Jan 18
01:30 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Sat 27 Jan 18
07:00 PM
£14.00-£45.00*
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
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