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Shadowlands

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The critically-acclaimed production of William Nicholson’s moving play, Shadowlands, comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre from Tues 28 June – Sat 2 July

Starring Stephen Boxer (Humans, The Iron Lady, Doctors) as C.S. Lewis, Amanda Ryan (The Forsyte Saga) and Dennis Lill (Only Fools and Horses and The Royal) this West End and Broadway hit is the love story of C.S. Lewis – Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters – and American poet Joy Davidman.

Shadowlands is the stunning drama written by William Nicholson that poses classic questions about religion, pain and love, through childhood innocence through the beautiful wonder of late-flowering love.This West End and Broadway hit is the love story of C.S. Lewis – Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters – and American poet Joy Davidman.

Lewis is comfortable in his life at Oxford University, smug in his convictions about God and His plan for the world until his fan Joy and her young son enter his life and the bewildered theoretician of love in the abstract finally confronts its direct presence.

Following on from its original incarnation as a TV drama then subsequent stage adaptation and finally a film starring Anthony Hopkins, the play has gone on to win multiple awards as well as the film adaptation picking up multiple BAFTA and US awards.

★★★★
Intensely moving
THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★
a heart-breaking play well-served by touching performances”
 THE STAGE

★★★★
“A portrait of love and grief that profoundly touches a chord”
THE TIMES

Tickets
Tue – Thu evenings: A £27.50 B £25 C £23 D £19
Fri & Sat evenings: A £29.50 B £27 C £25 D £21
Wed Green matinee: £17 *
Sat matinee: £19
Concs: £2 off (bands B, C & D only)
Student Standby: £5
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age 12yrs+
Running Time: 2hrs 15mins

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For further information and to request interviews, review tickets and images, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 722 408 or email her.

Notes to Editors

Alastair Whatley is the director of Shadowlands. Alastair is also performing in the upcoming production of Invincible at the Exeter Northcott Theatre and is available for interviews about both shows.

Shadowlands is produced by the Birdsong Productions, the same producers of the critically-acclaimed Birdsong and Flare Path, which recently played at Exeter Northcott Theatre