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See Georgie Henley in “Angry” Trailer

Posted January 26, 2018 12:26 pm by daughter of the king 4 Comments

Georgie Henley’s professional stage debut is less than a month away. The Southwark Playhouse’s promotional trailer for the play uses some imagery that may be familiar to Narnia fans.

See Prince Caspian on Stage – Logos Theatre Offering NarniaWeb Discounted Tickets

Posted January 15, 2018 1:53 pm by Glumpuddle 2 Comments

The Logos Theatre is once again offering NarniaWebbers discounted tickets to see their acclaimed stage adaptation of Prince Caspian. The show will run Feb 2 – April 28 in Taylors, SC. Here is the message we received:

Hello NarniaWeb followers! The Logos Theatre is so excited to announce the third and final run of Prince Caspian this February-April! We loved having admins and followers from NarniaWeb join us during our summer run of Caspian, so we are offering a special discount ONLY for you! All NarniaWeb members receive 25% off tickets when they call in or use the code “IFOUNDASLAN” when purchasing tickets! Tickets are still available through our box office at 864-268-9342 or online at https://thelogostheatre.com/box-office/. This discount is good while tickets last! Enjoy a sneak peek of Caspian below and we hope to see you there!

Read NarniaWeb’s review of the show.

 

New Documentary Series: A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War

Posted December 16, 2017 1:03 pm by The Rose-Tree Dryad 10 Comments

A new documentary series about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien is in the works. Produced by the non-profit film production company Eastgate Creative and scheduled for release in November of next year, A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War explores the friendship of the two authors, their experiences during the First World War, and the impact of the war on their lives, their faith, and their imaginations.

Based on Joseph Loconte’s New York Times bestseller, the film examines how Tolkien’s combat experience during the First World War—at the Battle of the Somme—launched him on his literary quest. The film reveals how the conflict reinforced Lewis’s youthful atheism—he was injured in combat—but also stirred his spiritual longings. The film traces the careers of both men at Oxford University, and their deepening friendship as they discover a mutual love of medieval, romantic literature. Facing the threat of another world war, Tolkien and Lewis reach back into their earlier experience of war as they compose their epic works of fantasy, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Check out the trailer below:

Georgie Henley to Make Professional Stage Debut

Posted December 7, 2017 2:26 pm by daughter of the king 6 Comments

According to broadwayworld.com, Georgie Henley will be starring in a new play, Angry by Philip Ridley at the Southwark Playhouse next year. The play is a set of monologues that will be performed by Henley and a male actor whose casting has not yet been announced.

The Southwark Playhouse’s website has a fascinating synopsis:

 A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple flee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures up kisses and wild animals. Angry is a menacing, magical, and darkly comedic collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering unease of our times.

Jack Silver, the Artistic Director of the producing company Tramp, said that he was expecting Henley to be good, but her auditions “absolutely blew us away”.

“She’s a major acting talent and I think audiences are going to be surprised at just how mature and versatile she is.”

Georgie Henley and Will Poulter Not Impressed with Ben Barnes’ Knife Skills

Posted December 4, 2017 9:30 am by Glumpuddle 16 Comments

There has been a lot of fun interaction between Narnia cast members Georgie Henley (Lucy), Skandar Keynes (Edmund), Ben Barnes (Caspian), and Will Poulter (Eustace) on Twitter recently. It started when Ben posted video of himself training with a knife for his role in Netflix’s The Punisher

Will Poulter: It’s just like Narnia except your sword is tiny

Georgie Henley: yeah was that knife given to you by Father Christmas on the instruction of a talking lion in order to save a magical land?? I think the furk NOT

Skandar KeynesThis sounds like a cause worthy of a reunion …?

Georgie Henley: [VIDEO]

Ben Barnes: Semi-reprising* grammar and spelling Willy!

Skandar Keynes: Coming from the man who couldn’t pluralise “barn”…

Georgie Henley: SAVAGERY

Will Poulter: You’ve captured me in my transformative role as a squirrel there. This was a side project I was shooting while working on Narnia. Boy, Squirrel, Dragon… there’s kind of no end to my range

Ben Barnes: I think you made me laugh for a full hour doing this!

Georgie Henley: you know what Ben that’s v unfair because it’s v hard to retaliate with bad pictures of you, you’re horrifically photogenic (HOWEVER I ALSO HAVE PICS OF THIS SQUIRREL MOMENT SORRY WILLY)

Georgie Henley: I STAND CORRECTED I’d forgotten what a good hairdresser I was at 12
[VIDEO]

We love you too, Georgie!


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The Mark Gordon Company to Adapt “Come From Away”

Posted November 18, 2017 3:33 pm by daughter of the king 1 Comment

Come From Away is the Tony award-winning musical about the travelers stranded in Gander, New Foundland, after the 9/11 attacks. According to playbill.com, The Mark Gordon Company (producer for The Silver Chair) is adapting the musical into a feature film with the script written by the authors of the play, Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The article also included a quote from Mark Gordon:

“Irene, David and Christopher created an experience that celebrates the triumph of humankind’s solidarity and compassion in the face of adversity – an experience that is equally breathtaking, inspiring and cathartic. We are proud to create a feature film adaptation to share with audiences around the world,” said Mark Gordon in a statement.

Thanks to Pat for notifying us!

The Mark Gordon Company Releases “Murder on the Orient Express”

Posted November 10, 2017 12:57 pm by daughter of the king 2 Comments

The latest film from The Mark Gordon Company, the production company behind The Silver Chair, is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Reviews are so far somewhat mixed, but it currently has a 61% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Does this bode well for future book adaptations from The Mark Gordon Company?

The film also has other ties to Narnia. Kenneth Branagh, who directed the film and starred as the famous detective Hercule Poirot, was the narrator for an audiobook of The Magician’s Nephew. And Derek Jacobi, who plays Edward Henry Masterman, narrated an audiobook of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Today is #NarniaDay

Posted October 16, 2017 3:30 am by Glumpuddle 13 Comments

Fans around the world are using the hashtag #NarniaDay on social media, 67 years after the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (October 16, 1950).

“‘The Lion all began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself: ‘Let’s try to make a story about it.’”
– C.S. Lewis

How did you first discover Narnia and what does it mean to you? Share your story on social media or post a comment below.

Narnia Movie Props up for Auction

Posted September 19, 2017 12:43 pm by daughter of the king 15 Comments

Movie props periodically get auctioned off. Currently, three Narnia props are available for bidding at propstoreauction.com The items include Peter’s sword and scabbard from Prince Caspian, Peter’s night raid costume from Prince Caspian, and a Tavros animatronic head from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Close-up of Peter’s sword

Thanks to Eric Novak for the heads up!

Follow the Signs – New NarniaWeb Shirts Are Here!

Posted September 2, 2017 7:08 am by Glumpuddle 12 Comments

Filming has not yet begun on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, but we are already hyped. Display your Narnia pride and fill your wardrobe with these new shirts and hoodies!

We will begin shipping in October. Place your order soon if you want to be in the first batch.

Whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs.
– Aslan