Lyndhurst Drama & Musical Society present Shadowlands, an intensely personal and moving biographical drama concerning an intriguing episode in the life of CS Lewis. Probably best known as being the writer of The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis was a Professor of English Literature at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. In 1952 he met an American poet, Joy Gresham. Although on the face of it the two were very different individuals, they became close friends and later married each other, twice – the first time to help Mrs Gresham obtain British citizenship and the second when she became very ill with terminal cancer. The play follows their emotional journey and the impact it had on Lewis and those around him.
Performances will be held at The Vernon Theatre, Lyndhurst from 31 October – 2 November 2019 at 7.45pm each evening. Tickets £9 (Thursday) / £10 (Friday & Saturday); Box Office: 023 8028 2729.