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Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival returns to Narnia with “Prince Caspian” March 30-October 8
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Heed the call and return once again to the magical world of Narnia. Molly Atkinson directs the world premiere of Damien Atkins’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian. The quest to save Narnia starts previewing March 30 at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre.
Summoned by Queen Susan’s Horn, the four Pevensie siblings from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Peter, Susan, Edward and Lucy – are magically transported back to Narnia. Now under the oppressive rule of King Miraz and his Telmarine armies, it is no longer the land they once ruled and loved. Determined to regain the throne, the legendary Kings and Queens join Prince Caspian and his army of awakened trees, talking beasts, mythical creatures and Aslan himself, in a heroic battle to free all Narnians and restore balance to the land.
Prince Caspian features Kyle Blair as Peter, Fiona Byrne as Doctor/Pattertwig, Shane Carty as Trumpkin, Patty Jamieson as Trufflehunter/Sopespian/Prunaprismia, Qasim Khan as Glenstorm/Bulgy Bear 1/Aslan, Andrew Lawrie as Edmund, Michael Man as Prince Caspian, Marla McLean as Susan, Jade Repeta as Reepicheep/Glozelle/Bulgy Bear 2, Sanjay Talwar as Miraz/Nikabrik, Kiana Woo* as Lucy, with Vinnie Alberto** and Sophie Smith-Dostmohamed**.
The Narnian world, and the battle to save it, is brought to life by Cory Sincennes’s visually stunning set, his Westeros-inspired costumes, Jareth Li’s imaginative lighting, Alessandro Juliani’s majestically bold soundscape and John Stead’s war-worthy fight direction. Prince Caspian’s production team includes Beatrice Campbell, stage manager, and Annie McWhinnie, assistant stage manager.
The Shaw Festival’s popular 40-minute pre-show workshop for both children and those young at heart returns. Join the resistance and help Prince Caspian save Narnia. Led by a member of the Ensemble, Prince Caspian Needs You will be held one hour prior to all performances in the Market Room at Court House (26 Queen Street). Admission: $5 with a ticket to the day’s performance.
On stage at the Royal George Theatre (85 Queen Street) from March 30 to October 8, Prince Caspian is recommended for audience members 8+. Running time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including one intermission.
Direct bus service from downtown Toronto and Burlington to Niagara-on-the-Lake is available on the Toronto-Niagara Shaw Express. Luxury buses are standard size wheelchair accessible, offer free Wi-Fi and have an on-board host. $29 return per person. Ticket to a 2023 performance is required. Please pre-arrange with the Box Office. Schedule is subject to change. Please confirm dates and times with the Shaw Festival Box Office.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the Prince Caspian Needs You pre-show workshop, 2023 Festival season or a seat on the Toronto-Niagara Shaw Express, please contact the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-SHAW or visit shawfest.com.
Photo: Michael Man as Prince Caspian. © 2023.