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Samantha Womack is set to play the White Witch in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The production is set to visit venues from 2 November 2021 to 9 April 2022.

Her recent credits include the UK tours of The Girl on the Train and The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy, as well as West End shows South Pacific, Guys and Dolls and Betrayal.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe begins its tour at Curve, Leicester on 2 November, before visiting theatres in Aylesbury, Southampton, Sunderland, Salford, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Canterbury, Plymouth, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin, Woking and Norwich.

The production has previously played to critical acclaim at Leeds Playhouse in 2017 and the Bridge Theatre in 2019.

Further cast includes Ammar Duffus as Peter Pevensie, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund Pevensie, Robyn Sinclair as Susan Pevensie and Karise Yansen as Lucy Pevensie. Aslan is played by Chris Jared, Mr Tumnus by Jez Unwin, Mr Beaver by Sam Buttery and Maugrim by Michael Ahomka-Lindsay.

They are joined by Oliver Bingham as Mr Brinkworth, March Hare and Aslan Puppeteer, Scott Brooks as Mr Pope, Fox Trot, Associate Music Captain, Rachel Dawson as Miss Chutney, Blue Badger and Spirit of the Moon, Oliver Grant as Mr Wilson, Schrodinger, Red Squirrel and Aslan Puppeteer, Matthew James Hinchliffe as Mr Marsden, Mauve Mole, Tash Holway as on stage Swing, Dance Captain, Shaun McCourt as Mr Granville, Jack Rabbit, Aslan Puppeteer, Sophie Naglik as on stage Swing, Kate Parr as Miss Gumley-Warmley and Phoenix, Anthony Starr as on stage Swing, Christina Tedders as Mrs Beaver, Brad Veitch as on stage Swing, Johnson Willis as Professor Kirk, Father Christmas, Wise Owl and White Mouse and Grace Wylde as Mrs Pevensie, Robin and Falcon.

Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a faun, talking beavers, Aslan (the noble king of Narnia) and the coldest, most evil White Witch.

The tour is directed by Michael Fentiman, based on the original production by Sally Cookson with original set and costume design by Rae Smith. Joining the creative team are tour set and costume designer Tom Paris, dramaturg Adam Peck, composer Benji Bower, with additional composition by music supervisor Barnaby Race, choreographer Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus, lighting designer Jack Knowles, sound designers Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker for Autograph, puppetry director Toby Olié, puppetry designer Max Humphries, aerial director Gwen Hales, illusionist Chris Fisher, music director Toby Higgins, movement consultant Dan Canham, casting director Will Burton, fight director Jonathan Holby, costume supervisor Joanna Coe, wigs and make-up supervisor Susanna Peretz, props supervisor Lizzie Frankl and associate director James Callàs Ball.

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