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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Comes to Bristol

Hit show The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Leeds Playhouse production comes to the Bristol Hippodrome May 2022

It’s happy news for Bristol audiences this month after an announcement was made that the UK and Ireland tour of C.S Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, has been extended to include new dates at the Bristol Hippodrome. Local audiences now won’t miss out on this hit production.

It’s had a very Bristol creative flavour running through it from the start, with the original production directed by Sally Cookson. This tour is directed by Bristol based Michael Fentiman based on the original show and original Set and Costume design by Rae Smith.

The show, based on the original Leeds Playhouse production, follows the original magical story told through a mixture of dance, puppetry and actor-musicians.


The Pevensie family are played by Ammar Duffus as Peter Pevensie, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund Pevensie, Robyn Sinclair as Susan Pevensie and Karise Yansen as Lucy Pevensie.

Samantha Womack will be taking on the role of the White Witch.

In Narnia, Aslan is played by Chris Jared, Mr Tumnus by Jez Unwin, Mr Beaver by Sam Buttery and Maugrim by Michael Ahomka-Lindsay.

Additional cast includes Oliver Bingham (Mr Brinkworth, March Hare and Aslan Puppeteer), Scott Brooks (Mr Pope, Fox Trot, Associate Music Captain), Rachel Dawson (Miss Chutney, Blue Badger and Spirit of the Moon), Oliver Grant (Mr Wilson, Schrodinger, Red Squirrel and Aslan Puppeteer), Matthew James Hinchliffe (Mr Marsden, Mauve Mole), Tash Holway (on stage Swing, Dance Captain), Shaun McCourt (Mr Granville, Jack Rabbit, Aslan Puppeteer), Sophie Naglik (on stage Swing) Kate Parr (Miss Gumley-Warmley and Phoenix), Conor O’Kane (on stage Swing), Christina Tedders (Mrs Beaver), Brad Veitch (on stage Swing). Johnson Willis (Professor Kirk, Father Christmas, Wise Owl and White Mouse) and Grace Wylde (Mrs Pevensie, Robin and Falcon).


Tour Set and Costume Designer Tom Paris
Dramaturg Adam Peck
Composers Benji Bower and Barnaby Race – also the Music Supervisor
Choreographer Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus
Lighting Designer Jack Knowles
Sound Designers Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker for Autograph
Puppetry Director Toby Olié
Puppetry Designer Max Humphries
Aerial Director Gwen Hales
Illusionist Chris Fisher
Music Director Toby Higgins
Movement Consultant Dan Canham
Casting Director Will Burton
Fight Director Jonathan Holby
Costume Supervisor Joanna Coe
Wigs and Make Up Supervisor Susanna Peretz
Props Supervisor Lizzie Frankl
Associate Director James Callàs Ball

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will be at The Bristol Hippodrome from 03 – 07 May 2022

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Photos: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg