OCTOBER 2023 | Volume 232


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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
adapted by Ron Reed from C.S. Lewis
Pacific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Ave.
Nov. 23-Dec. 23


“A dream so beautiful you remember it all your life, always wishing you could get back into that dream again.”

How do we make our world magical? Peter and Lucy Pevensie may be adults now, but life in London cannot compare to their adventures in the land of Narnia, where they reigned with their siblings as kings and queens. When they revisit the Wardrobe, it doesn’t take long for them to get caught up in reminiscence and relive their journey through a wintry land of terrible magic, kindly fauns, and the great lion Aslan. Come back for the magic, once again on the Pacific Theatre stage in Ron Reed’s acclaimed adaptation of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

This two-actor interpretation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale has become something of a signature piece for Pacific Theatre, having toured throughout BC and delighted more than ten thousand audience members since its premiere. An audience favourite, Sarah Rodgers’ 2018 production returns as a cornerstone of our 40th anniversary season.

Directed by Sarah Rodgers. Featuring Rebecca DeBoer and John Voth. Set Design by Lauchlin Johnston. Props Design by Dianna Lewis. Sound Design by Julie Casselman. Lighting Design by John Webber.Costume Design by Sheila White. Stage Management by Victoria Snashall. Cassie Unger, understudy.

Plays from NOV 23 - DEC 23. Wed - Thurs @7:30 PM Fri, Sat @8 PM with 2 pm Sat matinees at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. Pay-what-you-can preview Thurs, Nov 23 at 7:30 pm. For tickets ($15.00-$40.00) call 604.731.5518 or visit

“Theatre is a magical playground, but some shows remember that magic better than others. Ron Reed’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe runs on magic.” - Vancouver Presents

“Simple magic. This production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe creates a wonderful confection from humble ingredients.” -- Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a production for audiences of all ages. Children will be entranced with their first visit to Narnia, and those who are returning, as Lucy and Peter did, will be transported to the magic world again.” -- Judy Robb, My VanCity

“It’s truly astounding what can be done with two actors, minimal props, and minimal costumes.” – The Vancouver Courier

"The approach feels deeply appropriate for the story as, by encouraging imagination, the audience become collaborators in creating Narnia’s colourful world.”— Murray Paterson

This show is suitable for ages 8+. For more information, please visit or call 604-731-5518. We hope to see you at the theatre!

For special events, including talkbacks and our theatre club featuring guest speakers, visit

About Pacific Theatre:
Founded in 1984 on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəyəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations

Pacific Theatre aspires to delight, provoke and stimulate dialogue by producing theatre that rigorously explores the spiritual aspects of human experience. With over 150 productions ranging from established classics to original premieres, our theatre engages top talents from Vancouver and beyond, aiming to inspire dialogue and reflection.

Behind the scenes, Pacific Theatre's reach stretches far beyond the plays we produce. We are also committed to nurturing emerging artists and cultivating new works, providing a creative haven for novices and seasoned practitioners. Through our apprenticeship program, young theatre talents receive training, shadow professionals, and contribute to mainstage events, often springboarding them to successful careers.



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