Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"Shadowlands" Coming to London's Wyndham’s Theatre

Full Cast Named for West End Shadowlands, 8 Oct

Full dates and casting details have now been announced for the first major revival of William Nicholson’s award-winning 1990 play Shadowlands which, as previously reported (See News, 13 Aug 2007), transfers to the West End this autumn with Charles Dance and Janie Dee (pictured together). Following a brief regional tour, the production will have a limited 11-week season from 8 October (3 October) to 15 December 2007 at Wyndham’s Theatre.

Set in Oxford in the 1950s, Shadowlands tells the true love story of CS Lewis (Dance) and Joy Gresham (Dee). Lewis, a leading Christian academic and author of many classic books including The Chronicles of Narnia, remained a bachelor until his fifties, when he met Joy. Enchanted by the American divorcee, he secretly married her and cared for her when she became terminally ill. His encounter with love and loss led him to reconsider many of the beliefs he had previously held so staunchly.

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