The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe – Lyceum

The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh is delighted to present it’s Christmas show, the classic and firm family favourite ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis. Dramatised by Theresa Heskins and directed by Andrew Panton, the show runs from 28 November 2015 – 3 January 2016.

 “It’s a magic wardrobe. There’s a wood inside it, and it’s snowing, and there’s a faun and a witch and it’s called Narnia. Come and see.”

Enter the Lyceum and step with us through a dusty wardrobe and into a snowy landscape filled with thrilling adventure. Meet the majestic Aslan, the loveable Mr Tumnus and his fantastical friends and join their quest to free Narnia from the spell of the White Witch. A festive treat of music and song from the team that brought you The Lyceum’s magical festive shows The BFG and A Christmas Carol.

Dramatised by Theresa Heskins, the show will be directed by Andrew Panton (A Christmas Carol, The BFG) and designed by Becky Minto with lighting design from Simon Wilkinson and choreography by EJ Boyle, all topped off with a sprinkling of magical music composed by Claire McKenzie and lyrics by Scott Gilmour.

Director Andrew Panton says:

“Ever since I saw the BBC adaptation of the world of Narnia when I was in my teens, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of finding a portal to another world. I feel very privileged to create my vision of this adventure world on the stage of the Lyceum. We’ve got an amazing cast and creative team to conjure up the many magical moments in Narnia. I think it’s going to be quite a journey through the wardrobe.”

The cast are James Rottger as Peter , Charlotte Miranda Smith  as Susan, Cristian Ortega as Edmund, Claire-Marie Seddon as Lucy, John Kielty as Mr Beaver, Gail Watson as Mrs Beaver / Mrs Mcready, Pauline Knowles  as the White Witch, Ben Onwukwe as Aslan / Professor, Lewis Howden as Driver, Ewan Donald as Mr Tumnus / Maugrim and understudies Matthew Tomlinson and Brigid Shine.

Suitable for all ages.



28 November 2015 – 3 January 2016

Evenings (7pm)

Sat 5, Wed 9, Thu 10, Fri 11, Sat 12, Wed 16, Thu 17, Fri 18,Sat 19,Sun 20, Tue 22, Wed 23, Sat 26, Sun 27, Mon 28, Tue 29 Dec, Wed 30 Dec and Sat 2 Jan

Matinees (2pm)

Sat 5, Sat 12, Sat 19, Sat 20, Sun 21, Tue 22, Wed 23, Thur 24, Sat 26, Sun 27, Mon 28, Tue 29, Wed 30 Dec, Thur 31 and Sat 2 , Sun 3 Jan


Grand Circle and Stalls: Gold dates £29 Silver dates £26

Grand Circle Boxes and Upper Circle: Gold dates £21 Silver dates £19

Side View Stalls/ Grand Circle: Gold dates £20 Silver dates £19


FESTIVE FOUR ticket deal: Four Stalls tickets (one guest must be under 18) Gold dates £76 Silver dates £68


For tickets phone 0131 248 4848 or book online at



Touch Tours for visually impaired: Thursday 10 December at 6.15pm & Saturday 12 December at 12.45 pm

Audio-described Performances:Thursday 10 December 7pm & Saturday 12 December at 2pm

BSL Interpreted Performance: Wednesday 16 December  at 7pm

Captioned Performance: Saturday 5 December at 2pm


The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, or the Lyceum as it is fondly known, is one of Scotland’s leading producing drama companies.  Established in 1965 it has gained a reputation for excellence in both classical and contemporary work.  It is committed to developing the country’s considerable indigenous talents while presenting the best of international drama to the public.  The Lyceum aims to reach a wide audience, whatever their age or experience of theatre going, and to enable them to access the richly imaginative world of drama. The Lyceum Theatre Company has worked with co-producers across the country including The Bush, London, the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, National Theatre of Scotland, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Nottingham Playhouse, Horsecross Arts, Vanishing Point Theatre Company, Stellar Quines, Dundee Rep Theatre and Vox Motus.


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