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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

For immediate release

T he Lion,
T he W itc h
and T he
War dr obe
By CS Lewis
Adapted by
Glyn Robbins
Directed by
Mark Thomson

28 November 2008 –
3 January 2009
For ages 6 and up

Sponsorship of Christmas Charity


Preview 2008 and
Accessible Performances
2008/09

“The Wardrobe is magic! There’s a wood inside it, and a


lamppost, and a country called Narnia where it’s snowing all
the time. And I met a faun called Mr Tumnus and we had tea
together!”

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Press office: 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX. Tel 0131 248 4822. Fax 0131 228 3955. Email
press@lyceum.org.uk.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008

C.S. Lewis’s wonderful tale of the magical land of Narnia has delighted children and
families for over fifty years since it was first written in 1950. Recent blockbuster films ‘The
Chronicles of Narnia’ revived the much loved fantasy novel, with iconic characters brought
to life on the big screen. Now the Lyceum will bring to the stage this enchanting tale,
directed by artistic director Mark Thomson, and no doubt this will be another Lyceum
Christmas delight!

Last year’s Lyceum Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz broke all Box Office records,
and exceeded our wildest expectations. This year we’re taking you and your family on
another big adventure, with a production of C.S Lewis’s magical children’s’ fantasy, The
Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – as voted the best children’s book of all time in a
recent poll by literary charity The Book Trust!

Join evacuees Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they step through Professor Kirke’s old
wardrobe into the mysterious land of Narnia, where the ruthless White Witch ensures it’s
always winter but never Christmas. Alongside a host of forest friends, including Mr Tumnus
the faun and Mr and Mrs Beaver, the four siblings join with the majestic lion Aslan to battle
the Witch and bring happiness – and Christmas – to the land of Narnia once again.

Artistic Director Mark Thomson (Six Characters in Search of An Author, The Winter’s
Tale, Pinocchio) leads the creative team, which also includes associate director Malcolm
Shields (Six Characters in Search of An Author, Pinocchio, A Christmas Carol) and
associate artist Philip Pinsky (Mary Rose, Macbeth, Glass Menagerie, Living Quarters,
The Winter’s Tale).

Cast:
Peter Scott Hoatson
Susan Jenny Hulse
Edmund Neil Thomas
Lucy Amy McAllister
Father Christmas/Aslan Daniel Williams
Professor/ Maugrim Sandy Grierson
Mr Tumnus/ Mr Beaver David Lucas
Mrs Macready/ Mrs Beaver Ruth Connell
White Witch Meg Fraser
Dwarf Owain Rhys Davies

Acting ASM/Understudy male: Dryad/ Leopard Wolf: Sam Laydon


Acting ASM/Understudy female: Dryad/ Leopard: Lauren Silver
Maids/ Manservants/ Eagles/ Stag/ Minotaur/ Unicorn/ Cyclops: Youth Theatre

Creative Team:
Director Mark Thomson
Designer Ken Harrison
Associate Director (Movement) Malcolm Sheilds
Associate Director (Music) Philip Pinsky
Lighting Designer David Cunningham
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Press office: 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX. Tel 0131 248 4822. Fax 0131 228 3955. Email
press@lyceum.org.uk.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008

-ENDS -

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

Press night: Friday 28 November at 7.00pm

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE DIARY


Day Date Show Time(s)

Friday 28-Nov 7pm

Saturday 29-Nov 2.30pm/7pm

Friday 05-Dec 7pm

Saturday 06-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Wednesday 10-Dec 7pm

Thursday 11-Dec 7pm

Friday 12-Dec 7pm

Saturday 13-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Tuesday 16-Dec 7pm

Wednesday 17-Dec 7pm

Thursday 18-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Friday 19-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Saturday 20-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Sunday 21-Dec 2.30pm

Monday 22-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Tuesday 23-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Wednesday 24-Dec 2.30pm

Thursday 25-Dec HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Friday 26-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Saturday 27-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

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Press office: 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX. Tel 0131 248 4822. Fax 0131 228 3955. Email
press@lyceum.org.uk.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Sunday 28-Dec 2.30pm

Monday 29-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Tuesday 30-Dec 2.30pm/7pm

Wednesday 31-Dec 2.30pm

Thursday 01-Jan
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Friday 02-Jan

Saturday 03-Jan 2.30pm/7pm

TICKETS & PERFORMANCES:

Performances: 28 November 2008 – 3 January 2009

Audio described performances: Thursday 11 December at 7.00pm & Saturday 13


December at 2.30pm

Touch Tour for the visually impaired: Saturday 8 November at 12.30pm

BSL signed performance: Wednesday 17 December at 7.00pm

Fancy Dress Fridays: Friday 5 & Friday 12 December at 7.00pm

Children’s Activities: Monday 22, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 December in the foyer
before the matinee performances.

All performances (full price): £11 - £22

Concessions: £2 off full price for all performances

Under 18s/Student/Disabled/Unemployed: Half Price any performance. ID required

Groups: 10+ £3 off each ticket; 20+ £4 off each ticket plus one free ticket. Children half
the adult price.

Family Tickets: Book four tickets in the stalls for just £60 (one of the seats must be for a
child under 18). Available for all performances subject to availability and limited to two
Family Tickets per customer.

To book tickets please call our box office on 0131 248 4848. For group bookings of
10+ please call 0131 248 4849.

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Press office: 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX. Tel 0131 248 4822. Fax 0131 228 3955. Email
press@lyceum.org.uk.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008

For press enquiries and to arrange press tickets please contact Melissa Clarke,
Press Officer on 0131 248 4822 or email: mclarke@lyceum.org.uk

Sponsorship

Throughout the year Standard Life provides support with funding for audio
described and BSL signed performances and a touch tour for every production. They
also help to provide information in Braille, audio and large type. In addition to this,
Standard Life is sponsoring our Christmas Charity Preview, which gives local
charities the opportunity to bring children along to our Christmas show.

Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Ltd.


Registered Office: Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX
Company No. SCO62065
Scottish Charity Registered No. SCO10509

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Press office: 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX. Tel 0131 248 4822. Fax 0131 228 3955. Email
press@lyceum.org.uk.