The Magician’s Nephew at 2018 Shaw Festival

Narnia fans may have more than one opportunity to see a stage production of The Magician’s Nephew next year! The Shaw Festival has announced that an adaptation of The Magician’s Nephew by Michael O’Brien will open the 2018 season. The director will be Tim Carroll, who directed the Stratford Festival’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe last year.

The Logos Theatre also intends to perform a production of The Magician’s Nephew in 2018. Dates and box office information have not yet been announced for either theater.

A few NarniaWeb moderators saw Stratford’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and did a podcast review.

2 Responses

  1. coracle says:

    That's exciting.
    I have seen just one stage adaptation, once by the professional company that developed it (Vanessa Ford I think), and once by a local theatre group in New Zealand who did a very creditable production.
    The local group was going to stage it again, about 10 years ago, and changed their mind. I wanted to audition for the bird that was the First Joke.

  2. waggawerewolf27 says:

    Wow! Any chance a MN performance at some time might head down below the Equator? I've heard of stage performances of LWW, both in Australia, some time ago, done with puppets, and also another one next to Kensington Palace, in London. But, apart from films and TV productions, nothing about the other books in the series. Except for that PC production that was mentioned on NarniaWeb.