All good epic adventures begin somewhere. A new adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Magician’s Nephew by Michael O’Brien makes its world premiere and opens the Shaw Festival’s 2018 season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll, the creative team and cast bring the story of Narnia’s origins and its mythical multiverse to the Festival Theatre stage.
Inspire or rekindle that child-like wonder by taking part in Creating The Magician’s Nephew – A Pre-Show Workshop – an hour-long interactive experience for both grown-ups and children held prior to all matinee performances ($5 with a ticket to the day’s performance of The Magician’s Nephew). Contribute to the action of The Magician’s Nephew by building a keepsake prop, creating a soundscape, learning a song and discovering what the heck a Dream Detective really is.
Tricked into using his Uncle Andrew’s (Steven Sutcliffe) enchanted rings, young Digory (Travis Seetoo) and his new friend Polly (Vanessa Sears) stumble into a magical portal that takes them to other worlds. Before returning home to Victorian London, they travel to the desolate world of Charn and unwittingly unleash Queen Jadis (Deborah Hay), a malevolent sorceress bent on domination. With the assistance of Aslan (Kyle Blair), Digory must undertake a valiant quest to the mysterious locked garden that holds the key to defeating evil and defending the new world of Narnia.