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Shadowlands – Exeter Northcott

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer:Kelyn Luther Shadowlands, adapted for film in 1993 starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, is based on C.S Lewis’ (Stephen Boxer) relationship with Joy Gresham (Amanda Ryan), an intellectual woman 17 years younger. When she becomes terminally ill, Lewis’ firm ideals of the purpose of suffering and the nature of God are challenged. The ...

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Shadowlands – New Theatre, Cardiff

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Emily Garside Shadowlands is a two-tier play. On one hand, it is a story of love found later in life and the meeting of minds and hearts. On the other, it is a reflection on the nature of God, faith and theology. Both are engaging to watch, and fascinating to think about. However, ...

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Shadowlands – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Joan Phillips Set in post-war Oxford, Shadowlands follows the relationship between Joy Gresham, an American poet, and C S Lewis, the academic and celebrated author of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Chronicles of Narnia series of books. The confirmed bachelor, Lewis lives with his brother, Warnie, at a home on ...

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Shadowlands – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Laura-Jane Bateman In 1952, writer and Oxford fellow C. S. Lewis met Joy Gresham, an American poet with whom he had been corresponding for several years. William Nicholson’s play Shadowlands, adapted by the author in 1989 from his 1985 television film of the same name, chronicles the true story of the couple’s eight-year ...

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Shadowlands– Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Jo Payne Based on some true events and with the surrounding circumstances imagined by writer, William Nicholson, Shadowlands tells the story of beloved author C.S. Lewis in his later years. Known to his friends as Jack, Lewis is a bachelor who is invited to tea by a fan with whom he has been ...

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Shadowlands – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Glen Pearce   In the stuffy corridors of post-war Oxford University, a professor debated the relationship between love, pain, suffering and God. It’s a dilemma he understands intrinsically. Reserved, suppressing emotions and living with his brother, the professor unexpectedly finds love late in life in the form of a brash American divorceewho has ...

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Shadowlands – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Shadowlands cast sat around a table having tea

Writer: William Nicholson Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Steve Turner William Nicholson’s Shadowlands was first presented as a television drama before transferring to the stage and then to the big screen in a film featuring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. Nicholson’s study of love found and then lost in later life avoids any mawkish sentimentality, delivering instead a touching, heartfelt and ...

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NEWS: The Last Five Years to lead New Wolsey 15th birthday season

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre have today [23 October] announced their Spring 2016 15th Birthday Season. Headlining the season is a new production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Recently turned into a film, the musical tells the story of a passionate love affair but with one side of the story played in chronological order, the other played backwards. ...

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