Friday, April 20, 2012

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe casting news

Meet the four young actors who will be playing the Pevensie children in Rupert Goold's new stage adaptation of CS Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Rehearsals are currently underway with performances to start on May 8th, prior to an official opening on May 29th, at a specially created venue in the grounds of London's Kensington Gardens.

Philip Labey (represented by Cole Kitchenn), a graduate of Guildford School of Acting (2009), will play the eldest of the Pevensie siblings, Peter.

Carly Bawden (represented by Shepherd Management) originally from Somerset, and also a graduate of Guildford School of Acting will play Susan. Carly recently played Catherine in the revival of Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory and previously starred in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the Evita tour.

18 year old Jonny Weldon (represented by Mark Jermin Management) plays Edmund. Jonny played Jim Hawkins in the Bristol Old Vic's production of Treasure Island last year. Originally from Bournemouth, he started acting as a child, playing Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, and Gavroche in Les Miserables, and trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Young Scottish actress Rebecca Benson (represented by Shepherd Management) who graduated from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama last year, and has previously appeared at the National Theatre of Scotland, plays Lucy.

They will join Sally Dexter, Forbes Masson and Brian Protheroe who will be taking on the roles of the White Witch, Mr. Tumnus and the Professor, respectively .

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7693, or visit for more details.

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