The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

produced with special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, IL

This classic story by C. S. Lewis comes to life on the Theatre New Brunswick stage just in time for the holiday season. When an old wardrobe reveals a passage to another world, magic awaits! Join Lucy, Edmond, Susan and Peter on an epic adventure through the land of Narnia where it’s always winter but never Christmas.

Written by C.S. Lewis
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

December 13

Fredericton Playhouse | 686 Queen Street, Fredericton | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

December 14

Fredericton Playhouse | 686 Queen Street, Fredericton | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

December 15

Fredericton Playhouse | 686 Queen Street, Fredericton | 2:00 p.m. | Buy Tickets

December 15

Fredericton Playhouse | 686 Queen Street, Fredericton | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

On Tour

December 16

Imperial Theatre | Saint John, NB | 7:30 p.m.

December 19

théâtre l'Escaouette | Moncton, NB | 7:30 p.m.

December 20

théâtre l'Escaouette | Moncton, NB | 7:30 p.m.

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C.S. Lewis


Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.
Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. They both served on the English faculty at Oxford University, and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings. According to Lewis's memoir Surprised by Joy, he was baptised in the Church of Ireland, but fell away from his faith during adolescence. Lewis returned to Anglicanism at the age of 32, owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, and he became an "ordinary layman of the Church of England".[1] Lewis's faith profoundly affected his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.
Lewis wrote more than 30 books,[2] which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio, and cinema. His philosophical writings are widely cited by Christian apologists from many denominations.
In 1956, Lewis married American writer Joy Davidman; she died of cancer four years later at the age of 45. Lewis died on 22 November 1963 from renal failure, one week before his 65th birthday. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis was honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. His works entered the public domain in 2014 in

Diane Leblanc in Othello (1973), written by William Shakespeare

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Read the story behind the photo:

This image features actor Diana Leblanc in a photo taken during rehearsals for our 1973 production of Othello, by William Shakespeare, directed by Walter Learning. As the final production in our fifth season, Othello was performed at the Fredericton Playhouse October 22-27 and later toured to Sussex, Woodstock, Campbellton, Bathurst, Chatham, Moncton, Saint John and St. Stephen. Tickets for our 1973 season ranged from $1.25 to $4.00!

Special thanks to Diana Leblanc for granting us permission to include her likeness as part of our 50th season.


Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones talks about his love for Narnina and why he chose to include The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as part of Theatre New Brunswick's 50th anniversary season.