APRIL FOOLS! Gottfried To Replace Neeson as Aslan? APRIL FOOLS!

We have long heard that it was possible that none of the original cast from the earlier three Narnia films would reprise their roles in The Silver Chair. Most of us assumed this would pertain only to the kids. However, we now have confirmation from NarniaSpy “McGurk”, that  every single role will be replaced to allow the new production crew to add their own stamp to the stories. Chief among them is eying  a bold new choice as Aslan.

Best loved by a generation for such roles as Mr. Peabody in The Problem Child series, Iago in Disney’s

Gilbert Gottfried

Aladdin,  Mr. Mxyzptlk in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League Action, Didgit in PBS’ CyberChase, and the Aflac duck, comedian and national treasure Gilbert Gottfried is the front runner to replace Academy Award Nominee Liam Neeson in the role of Aslan, the Great Lion of Narnia. Read the rest of this entry »

The Silver Chair to film Fall 2017 for a September-December 2018 Release?

The Silver Chair

In a bit of an update to the story posted earlier, there is a bit more information from what actor William Moseley said to a group of fans in the Philipines. According to the video in the tweet below, Moseley says that “[The Silver Chair] starts filming in the Autumn of this year and will come out one year later, so in 2018.. September 2018 or Christmas 2018…the next Narnia will be released.”

So… according to actor William Moseley, this could happen. We’ll see, as no director or casting has been announced yet, but some movies can be made that quickly. We’ll see!

William Moseley visits Philippines and announced The Silver Chair updates


A few days ago, William Moseley visited Philippines for the premiere night of his latest film project, Carrie Pilby. During the meet and greet, fans were given a chance to ask questions and of course have books signed or take a picture with him.


I was able to ask a good question to William Moseley or as we know him, High King Peter Pevensie, regarding his role in The Chronicles of Narnia franchise.

Question: Are you willing to reprise your role as Peter Pevensie in any of the future films of The Chronicles of Narnia?

William: Yes…. But they are making another Narnia movie, The Silver Chair but my character isn’t in that book until The Last Battle…. So September 2018 or Christmas 2018 the next Narnia film will be released.

In addition,

A fan hinted that William Moseley is a good friend of one of Narnia’s film producers Vincent Sieber which may lend credibility to whether or not this is really an official update.

This may not be official Narnia news about The Silver Chair although this might be a lead, or hint, as to a potential future release date. The Silver Chair is still currently under development, although the script has already been completed by David Magee.

You may click to watch the actual video below:

Here are also some of the pictures of William Moseley and fans, my friends:

Credits to Kyle Custodio for the awesome Peter Pevensie art and Milez Fasnacht:



Special Thanks to Ayala Malls Cinema and to those who participated for the premiere.

Check out Hull UK’s NARNIA TRAIL for April 2017

Come and visit Hull, the UK’s City of Culture!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW on Eventbrite:

“Some journey’s take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.” – C.S. LEWIS

Step into Narnia and discover betrayal, heroism and sacrifice…
• Pick up your Narnia passport
• Walk through the wardrobe
• Be tempted by the white witch
• Visit Mr Tumnus’s cave
• Pop in to Mrs Beaver’s kitchen
• Discover Aslan at the stone table
• Be part of the Narnian battle camp
• Meet Aslan himself
• Be crowned on the 4 thrones of Cair Paravel
Follow the trail and journey into the amazing land of Narnia entering the scenes, meeting the characters, and exploring the Easter story.

Tickets £1.50 (under 12 mths go free)

(With kind permission from the CS Lewis Company Ltd).

Venue: World of Wonder, Hull Community Church, 310 Newland Avenue, Hull, HU5 2NB

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The Narnia Experience returns to Liverpool’s St. George’s Hall this month

PRESS RELEASE: Following its sell-out run in 2013, The Narnia Experience returns to St. George’s Hall this month; the critically acclaimed interactive walk-through experience is back now until 25 February and tickets are currently on sale.

Brought to life once again by Crosby-based community theatre charity In Another Place, the company also behind 2016’s hugely successful production, The Alice Experience.

Visitors are invited to step through the enchanted wardrobe where they will discover a wintery forest scene and whisked to the magical land of Narnia. Take on the role of either Lucy or Edmund and follow the adventure from their perspective in this classic children’s tale by C.S. Lewis.

The Great Hall has been beautifully transformed as visitors go on a journey through the White Forest and across the land of Narnia in this large-scale, immersive and interactive trail. Get set to meet all the favourite characters along the way including Mr Tumnus, Mrs Beaver and The White Witch.

The Narnia Experience is an ideal day out for the whole family, from children 3+ to adults alike, and is perfect to enjoy during the February half-term holidays.

It is a huge production, In Another Place have gathered a team of around 500 volunteers to produce the event who have been drawn from community groups and churches across Liverpool, many individuals are also getting involved.

This event is selling-out fast, so be sure to book your tickets ASAP and don’t miss out visiting Narnia!

The Narnia Experience returns to St. George’s Hall from 8 – 25 February and is open daily from 9:30am – 7:30pm with admittance every 15 minutes.

St Georges Hall General Manager Alan Smith said: “We are delighted to welcome back the team at In Another Place, their previous productions of Narnia and Alice Experience were incredibly well received by the public. The creativity and vision in their set designs and the characters they bring to life are always astounding. I would definitely recommend booking fast as I imagine this to be another sell-out!”

Annie Spiers, Artistic Director said“This is not just walking through the amazing scenery, but meeting the characters as they bring the story to life in this walk-through performance. This is an experience all ages will love”.

There will be four Autism friendly performances on Tue 21st February between 6:15pm – 7pm specifically designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. A BSL performance is also available at 7:30pm on Saturday 18 February.


The Narnia Experience
St George’s Hall, North Entrance, William Brown Street, Liverpool
Wednesday 8 – Saturday 25 February
Times: Daily from 9:30am – 7:30pm (at 15 minute intervals)

Tickets Prices: 

Mon & Tue: Child £6/ Adult £8
Wed & Thu: Child £7/ Adult £10
Fri & Sat: Child £10/ Adult: £13
Fri 10th: Child £6/ Adult £8


Purchase in person at Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.

Prince Caspian on Stage – Behind the Scenes Write up

By: Sarai Manning (“Prince Caspian” Cast Member)

What does it take to bring “Prince Caspian” to the stage?

An innumerable amount of time and effort has gone into preparing for the World Premiere of “Prince Caspian” on stage. Academy of the Arts Ministries has created everything used in this production… from dwarf beards to train stations, regal costumes to Caspian’s life-sized, ride-able horse Destrier. Academy volunteers and staff have worked day and night to find the music, create the light cues, sew hundreds of costumes, and experiment for hours with make-up. They have built all the sets from a ruined Cair Paravel to Aslan’s How, complete with a broken and aged Stone Table. Artistic director Nicole Stratton corresponded long distance with the C.S. Lewis Company and Douglas Gresham to finish and perfect the final script for performance. Cast and crew members have had to practice “flying” characters on stage rigging and spent months rehearsing scenes. Our stunt team has planned and choreographed over a hundred fight sequences, whilst the media team spent more than a day in the studio recording the voice of Aslan, voiced by Dr. Nicky Chavers (Academy of the Arts Ministries’ founder). Actors on stilts have learned to walk, run, and fight like living trees in Narnia. Props have been drawn, built, and painted. The team has done so much in order prepare Logos Theatre and the cast of “Prince Caspian” to present and share C.S. Lewis’ moving story of spiritual faith, trust, and new beginnings in a powerful and memorable way that only Narnia can.

Below are many Behind-the-Scenes pictures from creation to dress rehearsals, as well as, a special Behind-the-Scenes highlight video put together by our Production Manager, Joe Hainsworth.


Between The Scenes – Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian on Stage – Reviews

First Written Review of “Prince Caspian”: ‘Prince Caspian’ is a wholly divine, almost cinematic feast on an epic scale with some 100 actors and stellar production values that are grandiose and idealistic on all levels.

News Reports:

Opening Weekend Attendee Reviews:

Prince Caspian on Stage – Douglas Gresham’s Speaking Engagement Photos

During his time visiting South Carolina for the World Premiere of “Prince Caspian” Douglas Gresham, the step-son of C.S. Lewis, traveled around promoting “Prince Caspian” and participating in a number of local events. He spoke at Mitchell Road Christian Academy, Anderson University, and taught a Master’s Class at Logos Theatre (Academy of the Arts). Below are pictures from a few of his speaking engagements.​ Thanks to Sarai Manning for the photos!

Prince Caspian on Stage – Two More Performances have been Added!

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The opening weekend of Prince Caspian was a great success with sold out performances and C. S. Lewis’ stepson, Douglas Gresham, in attendance to watch the World Premiere! Mr. Gresham thoroughly enjoyed the performance and told us the play was on the level of Broadway. But, he said he was refreshed to be in a setting where such professionalism was accomplished with “genuine Christians” sticking so closely to Lewis’ original story of faith. Praise the Lord!

Performances of Prince Caspian will continue from January 5th through the 21st. However, because of the overwhelming requests for tickets, we are going to be adding two performances on January 27th at 7pm and January 28th at 2pm. Please spread the word to your family and friends so they do not miss this world premiere! Call 864-268-9342 or go online to purchase your tickets before they are gone!

We wish you a happy and safe New Year with your loved ones!

Noah and Nicole Stratton
Executive Directors

Prince Caspian on Stage – The Script, Douglas Gresham’s Involvement and the Gala

By: Sarai Manning (“Prince Caspian” Cast Member)

Greetings Narnia Fans!

I would like to express my thanks to Paul Martin and the Narnia Fans team for expressing interest in the Academy of the Arts World Premiere of “Prince Caspian” on the Logos Theatre stage.

To begin, I would like to give you some information about Academy of the Arts and how the production of “Prince Caspian” came about.

Located in Taylors, South Carolina Academy of the Arts Ministries is both a professional theatre and Christian Conservatory. Founded in 1971, by Dr. Nicky Chavers, its goal is to “make the Bible come alive” through the dramatic arts. All the plays performed at the theatre are used as giant illustrations of whatever biblical truth that is being expressed within the works. Theatre is simply a vehicle to give out the gospel and to continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to people across America. The staff of AotA and young people who minister through the dramas, whether conservatory students or local youth, have devoted themselves to sharing a deeper spiritual message within every production. Academy of Arts Ministries teaches skills such as costume/makeup arts, costuming, technical leadership, choreography, prop/set design, and cinematography with Venture Films.

Logos Theatre presented three seasons of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” beginning in 2013. It was the first production to ever have a life-sized, three-man-puppet Aslan, created by AotA technical director Ken Hines, featured. With “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” ‘s incredible success, the Academy was nominated to perform the show across the Atlantic in Edinburgh, Scotland at an International Arts Festival. Led by the Lord Academy Artistic Director Nicole Stratton, daughter of founder Dr. Nicky Chavers, began drafting a play script for the sequel “Prince Caspian”. This was the first time anyone had tried to turn “Prince Caspian” into live theatrical format.To date, only three of the seven books have been presented at a professional level. Nicole Stratton began talking to the C.S. Lewis Company in order to obtain approval on the script so that they could have the rights to produce the play. During this lengthy process, Nicole’s script was sent to C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham. Many of you will be familiar with the fact that Mr. Gresham was extremely involved in the most recent production of Narnia films (2005-2010). Mr. Gresham worked alongside Nicole in editing the script. He told Nicole he was so grateful and impressed at how true she devoted she was to remaining true to the original text by C.S. Lewis. Through their communication, Nicole invited Mr. Gresham to come see the show when it premiered in December 2016. He agreed, arriving a week earlier and spending hours traveling around upstate South Carolina promoting the play, meeting the cast and crew, and finally being a special guest at the Academy’s “Beyond the Wardrobe Gala”.

Here is the special video announcement released by the Academy of the Arts:

The Gala was held at the Pointsett Club in Greenville, South Carolina on Wednesday, December 14. There were over one hundred people in attendance. Among them, the theatre sent an array of familiar characters to meet and interact with guests. Everyone from Miraz and the White Witch, to the Pevensies and Mr. and Mrs. Beaver! Even Aslan and Caspian’s horse Destrier made a very special appearance! Mr. Gresham shared stories about his childhood with C.S. Lewis and his love of “The Chronicles of Narnia”, before taking some audience questions. During the question and answer period, Mr. Gresham talked about Lewis’ favorite works, his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, themes and messages within the novels, his views on Susan’s ending in “The Last Battle”, the inspiration of his theological works, as well as, his faith in Jesus Christ. It was a wonderful evening where guests had the opportunity to see special behind-the-scenes footage of the making of “Prince Caspian”, meet characters, and get a picture with Mr. Gresham. It was an exciting lead up to the World Premiere of “Prince Caspian” on stage!

Attached are some pictures from the “Beyond the Wardrobe Gala”.​