Birmingham Rep is off to Narnia

Childrens favourite to get Christmas treatment.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is off to Narnia this Christmas with a magical adaptation of CS Lewis’s much-loved novel, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from 20th November to 16th January.

When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe in an old country mansion, they discover that it’s a gateway to another world. A world where animals speak and mythical creatures roam. A magical world called Narnia.

The four embark on a fantastic adventure but soon realise that something is very wrong in Narnia. The wicked White Witch has cast a spell bringing about an eternal winter. Now the children must find the courage within themselves to break the spell and reinstate Narnia’s rightful ruler, Aslan the lion, to his throne.

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is a timeless classic that children cherish and adults adore. This brand new production promises all of the thrills and excitement expected from such an enduring festive epic and is directed by Tessa Walker, Associate Director at The REP, who previously directed The REP’s much-loved 2013 Christmas show, A Christmas Carol.

Tessa Walker, says of the show: “I’m thrilled we are heading to Narnia this Christmas. The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is a classic story that touches young and old and this vivid stage adaptation will bring a little bit of magic to the winter season. Combining a sense of adventure, humour and thrilling fights with some amazing theatrical tricks and wonderful magical puppets, we hope to capture everyone’s imagination and allow a whole new generation to experience CS Lewis’s timeless story.”