Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nation’s favourite book in 2019, will begin a major tour of the UK and Ireland at Curve, Leicester on Tuesday 2 November 2021.


The show, which broke box office records at Leeds Playhouse in 2017 and played to packed houses and critical acclaim at the Bridge Theatre in London in 2019, will travel across the UK & Ireland, including a 6-week Christmas season at The Lowry in Salford.


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.

This critically acclaimed production is “A theatrical miracle” (The Times).


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), The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville Theatre), the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s Loot (Park Theatre/Watermill Theatre), Titus Andronicus and Ahasverus (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Taming of the Shrew (Sherman Theatre/Tron Theatre) and, as director and writer, CinderELLA (Nuffield Southampton) and The Last Days of Anne Boleyn (Tower of London). 


Joining Michael Fentiman on the creative team are Set and Costume Designer Tom Paris, Composer Benji Bower, Music Supervisor/ComposerBarnaby Race, Choreographer Shelley Maxwell, Lighting Designer Bruno Poet, Sound Designer Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker for Autograph, Puppetry Director Toby Olié, Puppetry Designer Max Humphries, Aerial Director Gwen Hales, Illusionist Chris Fisher, Dramaturg Adam Peck and Movement Consultant Dan Canham.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is produced on tour by Elliott & Harper Productions in association with Catherine Schreiber and based on the original Leeds Playhouse production.


2021/22 TOUR DATES


Tues 2 – Sat 13 November 2021

Curve, Leicester



Tues 16 – Sat 20 November 2021

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre



Tues 23 – Sat 27 November 2021

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton



Tues 30 November – Sat 4 December 2021

Sunderland Empire


Weds 8 December 2021 – Sat 15 January 2022

The Lowry, Salford



Tues 18 – Sat 22 January 2022

Wales Millennium Centre



Tues 1 – Sat 5 February 2022 

Nottingham Theatre Royal



Tues 8 – Sat 12 February 2022

Edinburgh King's Theatre


Tues 15 – Sat 19 February 2022 

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury


Tues 22 – Sat 26 February 2022

Theatre Royal, Plymouth



Tues 1 March – Saturday 5 March 2022

Glasgow Theatre Royal


Tues 8- Sat 12 March 2022

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham



Tues 15 – Sat 19 March 2022

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin


Tues 22 – Sat 26 March

New Victoria Theatre, Woking



Tues 5 April – Sat 9 April

Norwich Theatre Royal