St Stephen’s Hampstead has an impressive list of celebrity patrons who have supported the building’s restoration, including Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Jude Law, Sam Mendes, Nicholas Parsons, Angela Rippon and Andrew Sachs. Adrian Mitchell, whose adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will open the season, was a stalwart supporter of the building’s restoration and previous Hampstead resident. A performance during the run will be dedicated to his memory.
- Press night for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is Friday 20 March at 7.30pm
- Press night for Much Ado About Nothing is Thursday 25 June at 7.30pm
- Press night for A Christmas Carol is Thursday 10 December at 7.30pm
As the Blitz rages in London, four young children are evacuated to a mysterious country house, where they discover an enchanted wardrobe that leads to an adventure in the frozen world of Narnia. Can the children help the great lion Aslan defeat the evil White Witch and break the spell that has held the land locked in winter for a hundred years? Find out in this magical new production of CS Lewis’ enchanting family adventure.
Produced by Antic Disposition, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero and designed by John Risebero with lighting design by Howard Hudson. It is adapted from the CS Lewis novel by Adrian Mitchell with an original score composed by Shaun Davey and musical direction by Christopher Peake.