This delightful version of C.S. Lewis’s well-loved tale takes the audience on a magical journey to the land of Narnia, with four children – Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. Entering Narnia through the back of an old wardrobe, they discover that this strange new world lies under the spell of the White Witch. Peopled with incredible individuals – fauns, giants, talking animals and other, far more sinister, creatures – Narnia is a land cursed, where it must remain forever winter and never Christmas.


To free Narnia and its inhabitants from the forces of evil, the children must fulfil an ancient prophecy. However, the White Witch is determined they will not succeed and plots their destruction. All would be lost if it weren’t for help in the shape of the mighty lion Aslan, and magic from Before the Dawn of Time. With Aslan at their side the children embark on a thrilling adventure to overthrow evil, fulfil their destinies and help good to triumph in Narnia.

Combining the considerable talents of Next Stage’s adult and youth companies, this rich and imaginative retelling of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe will prove an unforgettable experience for all the family. Join Aslan and the children on their magical journey from a lamp post in the snow to the splendours of the castle at Cair Paravel. Fast-paced action, beautiful costumes, fantasy, fights, fauns and an original musical score, who could ask for more?



The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD


This production is a joint Next Stage and Next Stage Youth show. Now in its 21st year of performing, Next Stage Theatre Company has really come of age and is proud that its vibrant Youth wing of over 40 talented 11-18 year olds is also flourishing. Since 1994, Next Stage has always encouraged up and coming young actors and in particular has had a policy of casting them in adult productions whenever possible. Over the years, a number of Next Stage Youth members have gone on to become professional actors. In the cast of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, we are delighted to be giving 15 members of our youth theatre the chance to present their work not only in Bath, but also on tour. Amongst the talent on display, there are 4 unmissable performances from Ben Armstrong (Peter), James Langley (Edmund), Jenny McGlynn (Lucy) and Milly Palastre (Susan), playing the four Pevensey children. 

  Next Stage are not only giving Bath audiences a chance to see this captivating show, but are also taking The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe on tour to The Minack Theatre in Cornwall – an amazing 700 seater open-air auditorium on the cliffs at Porthcurno. Performing 7 shows from Aug 10-14 in this 700 seater theatre Next Stage’s production is the “hot ticket” of the season down at The Minack. Completely Sold Out since May the 50 strong Next Stage team will be flying the artistic flag for Bath in front of more than 5000 people during the week. But, Bath audiences now have the chance to see TheLW&W first! Tickets are still available for all performances at The Mission Theatre, but are selling fast.




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