Shadowlands

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Presented by Birdsong Productions in association with Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

By William Nicholson

Shadowlands is the stunning drama written by William Nicholson that poses classic questions about religion, pain and love, through childhood innocence and the wonder of late-flowering love.

Starring Stephen Boxer (Humans, The Iron Lady, Doctors) as C.S. Lewis, Amanda Ryan (The Forsyte Saga) and Denis 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.

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

This powerful drama raises questions about religion, humanity, society through a gripping story of love, belief and pain.

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.

Brought to you by the producers of the critically acclaimed touring productions of Birdsong and Flare Path, in association with Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

"A beautiful and touching play" - Sunday Express

"Endlessly fascinating" - Daily Mail

"Engrossing and entertaining, well-crafted and brilliant" - New York Post

Quotes from previous productions

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Cast & Creatives

Stephen Boxer — C.S. Lewis

Humans, The Iron Lady, Garrow’s Law, Doctors

Amanda Ryan — Joy Davidman

The Forsyte Saga, Shameless

Denis Lill — Major W.H. Lewis 'Warnie'

The Royal, Only Fools and Horses, Rumpole of the Bailey

Simon Shackleton — Professor Christopher Riley

Jeffrey Harmer — Rev ‘Harry’ Harrington

Ian Marr — Alan Gregg

Richard Holliday — Dr Maurice Oakley

Shannon Rewcroft — Douglas

Holly Smith and Alistair Higgins — Multiple supporting roles

Reviews of Shadowlands

What the public say

I loved this play. A play with depth and a real story. If only we could have more like this! Wonderful acting too.

Barbara Allen

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