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by William Nicholson.

Shadowlands follows the true story of C S Lewis, at a time in his late 50’s when he is riding high on the success of his series of “Narnia” children’s books, and how he meets and falls in love with an American, Joy Gresham.  A clash of cultures occurs, his safe all male academic existence, and her straight-talking dry humour, which plays out in intellectual banter, mutual respect and deepening affection, but his belief that one should endure suffering with patience is tested when she is diagnosed with cancer.

It was first shown as a television film in 1985 and was later adapted for the stage in 1989 (starring Nigel Hawthorne and Jane Lapotaire), then premiering on Broadway in 1990 when it was nominated for the Tony Award Best Play. It was released in 1993 as a feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.

A Stables Theatre production directed by Jenny Loyd-Lyons.


Lewis – David Morley

Joy – Caroline Gurden

Douglas – Leo Jones

Warnie – Stephen Whitehead

Riley – Dominic Campbell

Harrington – Jonathan White

Greg/Doctor – Mark Bostock

Oakley/Priest – Adrian Bowd

Registrar/Nurse – Dianne Cheesewright


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