The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (West End)
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (West End)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(215 Ratings)
Members say
Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

About the Show

The acclaimed theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic tale comes to the West End.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (215)

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61 Reviews | 8 Followers
Must see, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the original story

Don't see it if You don’t like any variation on the story

63 Reviews | 3 Followers
Quirky, Masterful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like an atmospheric play. Amazing effects.

Don't see it if You want a story which has unforeseen twists and turns. It’s a story which can easily be guessed but there are great effects.

95 Reviews | 3 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love Narnia and wish to immerse yourself in that world.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the story anyway, it is largely for those who are already Narnia fans.

164 Reviews | 24 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you love the enchanting movie

Don't see it if you don't like pantomimes

79 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great staging, Edgy, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love the books and love the story. Very clever adaptation.

Don't see it if You don’t like the original story.

58 Reviews | 5 Followers
Fluffy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to see beautiful choreography and actor-muso work.

Don't see it if You want a solid story.

117 Reviews | 11 Followers
Dated, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want a new interpretation with great use of actor-musicians

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of the Narnia stories.

58 Reviews | 2 Followers
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy clever use of puppetry and props to create imaginary scenes and a refresher night at the theatre to revisit a classic tale.

Don't see it if you prefer faster-paced storytelling or epic sets that create the same spellbinding effects as the film version. Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

The London Evening Standard
July 29th, 2022

"It’s ponderously slow and woefully short on magic. ... The production’s shortcomings enable us to take a fresh squint at a cultural totem."
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The Guardian (UK)
July 29th, 2022

"The pace has a stately grandeur; nothing is rushed and some scenes come to feel a little inert. The siblings, played efficiently by adult actors, are a little featureless at first but these are quibbles in a show that is orchestrated masterfully."
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The Telegraph (UK)
July 29th, 2022

"That halfway house aside, the show deserves full ones. The West End may be spoilt for choice with family treats, but this is British theatrical verve at full pelt."
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The Times (UK)
July 29th, 2022

"This vision of Narnia’s landscape lacks grandeur and mystery; even the frost seems less beguiling. ... The opening steam train journey still takes the breath away, however, with the miniature carriages carried aloft by members of the ensemble in a sequence full of balletic grace."
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The Stage (UK)
July 29th, 2022

"Some of its quirkier edges may have been knocked off, as a first introduction to a children’s classic, or a treat for a young bookworm, it’s hard to beat."
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The Arts Desk
July 29th, 2022

"There is much to bewitch young children, and by the end it takes you to another dimension in all the right ways. In a golden age of puppetry in the West End, this joyful interpretation more than holds its own."
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London Theatre
July 29th, 2022

"There's no better escape than 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. ... The winter blast invites audiences into a magical Narnia world where everything feels a little bit more beautiful than reality."
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