Schools can make use of a free education pack before their visit to see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on tour.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, West End

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Meet classic characters like Mr Tumnus.

Opening at Leeds Playhouse on 18th November 2024, the major new tour will visit a range of venues and currently runs until 15th November 2025, with more dates to be announced. You can see the list of dates and venues here.

Schools can complement their visit with a free education pack which covers key themes, characterisation, a spotlight on the puppetry used in the performance and much more to enhance their understanding of the show before seeing it. 

School rates are venue specific, and the detailed pack explains the plot so pupils can understand what to expect from the show and how to learn from its themes.

The West End production is touring the UK to mark the 75th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’ iconic novel. The book was first published in October 1950 and has since sold more than 85 million copies in 60 languages making it one of the top ten best-selling books of all time. The stage adaptation of the story enjoyed a London run in 2022/23.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, West End

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Step into the world of Narnia at a venue near your school.

“We can’t wait for children and adults alike to join us on this spectacular new journey through the wardrobe, and are proud to be marking the 75th anniversary of the publication of C. S. Lewis’ novel with this tour,” said producer Chris Harper.

Director Michael Fentiman added: “I’m delighted to be taking our beautiful production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe on a major tour. The production celebrates the magic of live theatre and is led by a multi-talented cast of actors, singers, musicians, dancers and puppeteers; it is a celebration of the possibilities of the collective imagination and the boundless wonders of individual skill.”

About the show

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 an adventure in a frozen, faraway land where they meet Mr Tumnus the faun, talking beavers, Aslan (the noble king of Narnia) and the evil White Witch.

The show is directed by Michael Fentiman and is based on the original production by Sally Cookson. It is choreographed by Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, with puppetry by Toby Olié and Max Humphries. Casting will be announced in due course.

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