The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (London)
Ends Jan 2023 2h 30m
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (London)
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (London) London Reviews and Tickets

86%
(35 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
Members say
Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (35)

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20 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want a fun show that will make the whole family smile. If you enjoy the classic and love upbeat music with live instruments and fun sets

Don't see it if you dislike puppetry, or diverse casting of a classic. If you aren’t fond of classic staging and theatre magic.

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
65
Slow, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if If you enjoyed the book, like actor-musician productions, Some nice use of music and some of the design did work

Don't see it if Too long at 150 minutes. Pacing dragged on and there is a distinct lack of magic.

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
96
Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You love the original book and are a fan of magic. There is some great use of staging and I'm a sucker for actor/musician shows.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals. First half felt slightly slower and could have been a bit quicker paced.

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Clever

See it if a great take on a clissic tale , thy usea the stage well and it was very dramatic ,

Don't see it if if you want to be blowen away

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Delightful, Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if A lovely childhood fantasy come to life on stage, great acting, singing and stage set up. A must see if you loved the books and film.

Don't see it if If you're not into fantasy or don't like the books or film, or strobing light effects.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Resonant, Profound, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if resonant and reflective storyline, are a fan of the books

Don't see it if you prefer more upbeat musical style

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Imaginative, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Brilliantly put together, my sons first theatre trip, he's 12 and really loved it. Great acting and clever how they've brought it to stage.

Don't see it if You don't like children's fantasy stories or if you're looking for a full on musical it's more of a play. Read more

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
72
Disappointing, Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if It's a fun show and will be enjoyed by all ages

Don't see it if Nothing really negative to say but I was hoping the Lion would have been a better character. I think this could be done much better.

Critic Reviews (7)

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 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 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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