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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis.

Product Code: L62000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 16, flexible, extras if desired.

    No Livestream Rights Available

  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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This dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan's resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. Easily staged, the play may be presented without intermission or in two short acts if desired.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code L62000
  • Cast Size 16
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 80 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871292650
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"The script for this show is fantastic! It is a faithful adaptation of the novel, has simple staging, and provides ample opportunities for actors of varying ages and experience levels."
Review by Makala Witten, Christiansburg High School, Christiansburg, Va.
"It was a hit! In our small community, plays generally draw 400-500 people. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe's total attendance was over 750!! It was also the only play we've done that received a standing ovation. Kids enjoyed the colorful creative characters; adults enjoyed the Christian allegory."
Review by Lauri Lillibridge, Sheboygan Falls High School, Sheboygan Falls, WI
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was a tremendous success for the Clemson Area Youth Theatre. Each performance was a sellout -- SRO! Adults and children alike were captivated by the magic of this show."
Review by Karen Dillard, The Clemson Little Theatre, Pendleton, SC
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was a perfect play for our middle school. A classic with a Christian message, it was well received by our community. I especially appreciated the close connection between the book and the dramatization -- very few changes."
Review by Cindy Detrow, Central Christian School, Kidron, OH
"Wardrobe is a magical script. It definitely does justice to the classic novel. What a wonderful way to pass on this fantastic story to your kids."
Review by Scott Buchanan, Arts Council of Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks, CA
"The play was wonderful. Very easy to stage, and the text was delightful. It was a real crowd pleaser."
Review by Scott Wall, Our Town Players, South Haven, MI
"Exciting play to produce. A great hit with teachers at the middle schools. We had sold out performances for our school matinees. The high school students really enjoyed bringing to life familiar characters from their childhood."
Review by Linda Jackson, Irvington High School, Fremont, CA
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a wonderful story. The author has done an excellent job of telling the entire story in such a short play. The play is exciting and intriguing for all ages. It was a great success."
Review by Kathy Hecox, Weatherford College, Weatherford, TX
"Awesome play for offering good parts to students 8-21 years of age. All my students are rabid fans of the book and were extremely excited to bring these beloved characters to life on stage!!"
Review by Carol-Ann Black, Showbiz Kidz/Showbiz Starz, Allen Park, Mich.
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a beautiful story and this adaptation is wonderful. It allows for creativity and ease of production. I work in a Christian school and we were able to perform this piece of great literature as well as study its allegorical nature."
Review by Kim Howard, Legacy Enrichment, Burleson, Texas
"We had a blast producing this show! The actors had fun and the student audiences were constantly involved. They laughed, cheered and seemed genuinely moved in places."
Review by Dana McAfee, Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw, Ind.
"The cast and crew loved working on this production. There are so many things you can do with it. It actually brought people, new actors, to my program. A fabulous family show."
Review by Pamela Delph, Peoria High School, Peoria, Ariz.
"The play is beautifully adapted from the book and affords actors of all ages (in our production 8 years to 18) a chance to share in its lovely story. Audiences 'of all ages' sat in rapt attention throughout the performance. It proved to be our most successful show in five years!"
Review by Harvey G. Cocks, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind.
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a wonderful and expressively written adaptation of C. S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia! The show enables young and more seasoned student actors to collaborate as ensemble, developing strongly written characters that play well to audiences of all ages."
Review by Maureen Bernstein, Desert Pines High School, Las Vegas, Nev.
"Our middle school students had a wonderful experience with this play. They were able to be creative with the characters, including coming up with great "voices," and enjoyed creating "animal" stage makeup."
Review by Peggy Myers, Harper Creek Community Schools, Battle Creek, Mich.
"This was a neat script that allowed for a free-range of creative interpretation. The adaptation remained loyal enough to the themes and spirit of the original story while leaving room for artistic vision in a small space. Our performances were sold-out successes with a demand for more. Thank you."
Review by Julie Aiken, York Little Theatre, York, Pa.
"A tremendous success: six well-attended performances, one sold-out matinee for fifth graders. A terrific costume show; lots of good roles. Great opportunities for FX* lighting. * special effects"
Review by Kathleen Harris, Deering High School, Portland, Maine
"We felt it was a great show for the young and the young-at-heart. It showed family unity and morals of right and wrong. Dialogue was very good, and the simple scenes were still very believable."
Review by Martha Bangert, Jacksonville Theatre Guild, Jacksonville, Ill.
"An excellent adaptation of the classic novel. The script flows nicely and is relatively easy to stage. The kids loved it!"
Review by Nate Campbell, Badger Ridge Middle School, Verona, Wis.
"The play was a smash hit with young and old alike. The children had a blast becoming these wonderfully witty and wisdom-filled animals on a quest to have good always prevail over evil!"
Review by Janet Daigle, Pelham Community Theatre and Arts, Pelham, N.H.
"We were complimented on the script, and people could not stop raving about the flow of the play. This is a testimony to the high caliber of Dramatic Publishing scripts."
Review by Daniela Deuel, Encore! Theatre, Albuquerque, N.M.
"Our company thoroughly enjoyed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and adored the reactions and feedback from the young audience members. The colourful and zaney characters of Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, the Dwarf and Tumnus highlighted the magic of Narnia for all age groups."
Review by Megan Mackenzie, Be Scene Theatre, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We downloaded sounds for the battle scenes, and it added so much energy to the performance!
Tip by Carrie Aldrich, Frankfort Drama Club, Frankfort, Mich.
"We used a thin sheet of metal for the thunder sound effect and had people shaking it in the hallway behind the stage as well as other people banging on the walls. It was intense!"
Tip by Angela Frazier, Southwest Covenant School, Yukon, Okla.
"Be certain the person running sounds has practiced and is able to follow the script well.
We used opaque plastic to cover our trees and bushes to look like snow and then added flowers to appear that Spring had arrived.
We also had a father take the role of Father Christmas after a student was unable to fill the role due to a scheduling conflict. Adding one adult to a grade school production is great for comedic effect.
Tip by Kate Thoelke, St. Paul Lutheran School, Hamel, Ill.
"Start early on costuming and make-up plans. My students loved designing their own, but it takes time to do it well."
Tip by Makala Witten, Christiansburg High School, Christiansburg, Va.
"Try to be as true to the original story as possible in regards to costumes, sets and props...C. S. Lewis fans are like Harry Potter fans...the book is like a Bible!!"
Tip by Carol-Ann Black, Showbiz Kidz/Showbiz Starz, Allen Park, Mich.
"It was helpful to use artificial Christmas trees for the forest."
Tip by Brenda Taylor, Warner Robins Middle School, Warner Robins, Ga.
"We kept the set very simple with the back of the wardrobe on stage at all times. One of the things I did to incorporate more children was to add mice to the Aslan death scene. Worked well for youngest of children."
Tip by Harriet Rejala, Evergreen Playhouse Community Theatre, Centralia, Wash.
"We had a unit "forest" set and added simple pieces to the stage to denote the different locations. Our fight scene was incredible...we had a huge chorus of villains and "good guys" fighting in slow motion!"
Tip by Carol-Ann Black, Showbiz Kids/ShowBiz Starz, Allen Park, Mich.
"This show's epic quality can be preserved by putting most of your effort into costumes and makeup. It is well worth the money to hire a professional stage combat professional."
Tip by C.J. Barr, Albert College, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
"Christmas trees were very effective in creating the set. Wood nymphs (as suggested) were a great way of producing scene changes without a curtain."
Tip by Maranda Knepp, Wayside Christian School, Bucyrus, Ohio

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Stoner Theater Des Moines Iowa 10/20/2023 10/29/2023
The Vanity Theater Crawfordsville Indiana 11/29/2023 12/3/2023
Little Theater of Gastonia Gastonia North Carolina 3/15/2024 3/24/2024
State Street Theater Co. New Ulm Minnesota 4/5/2024 4/7/2024
Springer Opera House - McClure Theatre Columbus Georgia 11/10/2023 11/19/2023
Blackhawk Christian School Fort Wayne Indiana 10/11/2023 10/14/2023
Pleasant Plains High School Pleasant Plains Illinois 11/10/2023 11/11/2023
Rogers High School Florence Alabama 5/3/2024 5/5/2024
KISS Theatre COmpany Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 10/13/2023 10/15/2023
Main Street Theater @ The Match Houston Texas 1/25/2024 2/18/2024
Les Lye Studio in the Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe Ottawa Ontario 12/19/2023 12/23/2023
Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre Ottawa Ontario 12/14/2023 12/17/2023
Van Singel Fine Arts Center Byron Center Michigan 11/17/2023 11/18/2023
Valley Vista High School Surprise Arizona 11/2/2023 11/4/2023
Pius X High School Lincoln Nebraska 10/12/2023 10/22/2023
Pea Ridge High School Pea Ridge Arkansas 11/17/2023 11/19/2023
Kodiak High School Kodiak Alaska 10/20/2023 10/23/2023
Rivermont Presbyterian Church Chattanooga Tennessee 11/4/2023 11/12/2023
Memorial Hall Chanute Kansas 9/28/2023 10/1/2023
Westside Christian Academy Westlake Ohio 3/7/2024 3/9/2024
McConnell Arts Center Worthington Ohio 12/7/2023 12/10/2023
Sioux Center Middle School - Te Paske Theatre Sioux Center Iowa 10/19/2023 10/28/2023
Community Theatre of Terre Haute Terre Haute Indiana 12/8/2023 12/17/2023
Notre Dame High School St. Louis Missouri 11/9/2023 11/12/2023
Elkhart High School Elkhart Indiana 11/9/2023 11/12/2023
Eaton Rapids High School Eaton Rapids Michigan 12/15/2023 12/17/2023
Madison High School (OH) Madison Ohio 10/26/2023 10/28/2023
Stephen T. Badin High School Hamilton Ohio 11/16/2023 11/19/2023
Olentangy Berlin High School Delaware Ohio 12/8/2023 12/10/2023
Woodburn High School Theatre Woodburn Oregon 10/27/2023 11/4/2023
St. Paul United Methodist Church Hurst Texas 12/8/2023 12/9/2023
Franklin Road Baptist LaGrange Georgia 11/3/2023 11/4/2023
Spriet Family Theatre London Ontario 11/25/2023 12/2/2023
The Oaks Classical Christian Academy Spokane Valley Washington 5/16/2024 5/18/2024
Seele Building New Braunfels Texas 12/1/2023 12/10/2023
Elbert Theatre Elberton Georgia 12/6/2024 12/15/2024
Pea Ridge High School Pea Ridge Arkansas 12/1/2023 12/3/2023
Little Traverse Civic Theatre Petoskey Michigan 11/2/2023 11/11/2023
Meigs Academic Magnet School Nashville Tennessee 12/11/2023 12/12/2023
St. Andrew's Episcopal School , North Campus Ridgeland Mississippi 10/20/2023 10/22/2023
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Huntsville Alabama 10/26/2023 10/28/2023
Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville Tennessee 12/8/2023 12/13/2023
Lake Zurich Middle - N Campus Hawthorn Woods Illinois 4/19/2024 4/20/2024
Central Arkansas Christian Schools North Little Rock Arkansas 12/1/2023 12/3/2023
Oasis International School of Ankara Incek Mah. 1/19/2024 1/20/2024
Milam Community Theatre Cameron Texas 12/2/2023 12/10/2023
Northview Academy Kodak Tennessee 12/7/2023 12/9/2023
Caroline High School Milford Virginia 11/17/2023 11/19/2023
Grace Christian Academy Knoxville Tennessee 11/9/2023 11/9/2023
Columbus Middle School Columbus Nebraska 12/1/2023 12/2/2023
Holmdel High School Holmdel New Jersey 11/16/2023 11/18/2023
JT Moore Middle School Nashville Tennessee 11/16/2023 11/18/2023
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Coralville Iowa 3/8/2024 3/10/2024
Keystone Heights Junior/senior High Keystone Heights Florida 11/9/2023 11/11/2023
YCIS Hong Kong 3/27/2024 3/27/2024
Manheim Central Middle School Manheim Pennsylvania 11/17/2023 11/17/2023
Chatfield High School Littleton Colorado 10/26/2023 10/28/2023
Lincoln Charter School Denver North Carolina 12/7/2023 12/10/2023
LaVille Jr. Sr. High School Lakeville Indiana 11/3/2023 11/4/2023
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Avondale Arizona 11/2/2023 11/4/2023
Burlingame Intermediate Burlingame California 10/27/2023 10/29/2023
Powers Catholic High School FLINT Michigan 11/8/2023 11/11/2023
The Reynolds Auditorium Springfield Missouri 12/15/2023 12/17/2023
St. Paul Catholic High School Bristol Connecticut 11/10/2023 11/12/2023
Parkwood High Monroe North Carolina 11/30/2023 12/9/2023
Faith Christian Academy Quakertown Pennsylvania 11/16/2023 11/18/2023
Billings Studio Theatre Inc Billings Montana 1/10/2024 1/21/2024
Enka High Candler North Carolina 11/30/2023 12/2/2023
Easton Elementary School Easton Maine 12/2/2023 12/2/2023
Lee Park Preparatory Monroe North Carolina 12/1/2023 12/2/2023
Living Word Ministries Burkesville Kentucky 11/10/2023 11/12/2023
Tippecanoe Valley High School Akron Indiana 11/9/2023 11/11/2023
Grace International School Hang Dong District 4/4/2024 4/6/2024
The Little Theatre Fayette Missouri 11/8/2023 11/12/2023
Northwood Academy Summerville South Carolina 12/7/2023 12/8/2023
Destiny Christian School Oklahoma City Oklahoma 11/30/2023 11/30/2023
Rivendell Academy Orford New Hampshire 11/9/2023 11/11/2023
Lincoln Junior High School Bentonville Arkansas 11/1/2023 11/4/2023
Riverside Arts Centre Ypsilanti Michigan 5/16/2024 5/18/2024
Calvary Chapel Northeast Columbia South Carolina 5/3/2024 5/3/2024
Lake Park High School Roselle Illinois 12/7/2023 12/9/2023
New Haven High School New Haven Indiana 11/17/2023 11/18/2023
Hampton Park Christian School Greenville South Carolina 11/16/2023 11/18/2023
Greenville Christian School Greenville Texas 12/1/2023 12/2/2023
Old Zion Hill Baptist Church Independence Louisiana 3/14/2024 3/16/2024
Massac Junior High School Metropolis Illinois 12/7/2023 12/8/2023
Richey Suncoast Theatre New Port Richy Florida 4/13/2024 4/13/2024
Alban Arts Center St Albans West Virginia 3/15/2024 3/24/2024


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