Take a trip to Narnia with Lowry this Christmas

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

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Written by Jay Darcy and Jessica Hamilton.

Get ready for a great Christmas adventure at Lowry this year as well The lion, the witch and the wardrobe occupies the stage. Adapted from CS Lewis’ classic novel, the critically acclaimed production is a must see this winter.

Follow Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter through the wardrobe as they leave the gloomy wartime Britain and enter the distant land of Narnia. Get ready for magical creatures and talking beavers – and prepare for the evil white witch!

Photo: Brinkhoff Moegenburg.

Based on the book of the same name – the first in Chronicles of Narnia series – the play has Samantha Womack in the lead role as the iconic white witch.

Womack is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell (later Branning) in Eastenders, but has also famously played Michelle Unwin in Kingsman film and Tanya Porter (later Dawson) in Mount Pleasant.

On stage, she has played Morticia Addams in The Addams family and Rachel in The girl on the train. While she’s now playing a supporting character, it’s clear from the production footage that she’s going to steal the show.

Also, if you’ve seen Womack in any of the aforementioned, you’ll know how striking an actress she is. Ronnie could be an ice queen, so we have no doubt that Womack will kill it like the white witch – even though Tilda Swinton has left her with some pretty big shoes to fill.

Whether you are a fan of the books or the movies, this show is definitely a majestic, nostalgic event that takes you all the way back to your childhood.

The lion, the witch and the wardrobee runs on Lowry from December 8 to January 15.

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Jay Darcy

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