Samantha all white on the night

Published: 19 September 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Samantha Womack as the White Witch

Samantha Womack is to play the White Witch in C S Lewis's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at The Lowry in Salford this Christmas (December 8–January 15).

She returns to the stage after success in The Girl on the Train in the West End and on tour. Other past theatre roles include the Tony award-winning production of South Pacific in which she starred alongside Patrick Swayze, Guys and Dolls at London’s Piccadilly Theatre and playing Emma in an award-winning production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. Her work on television ranges from comedy to drama with BBC’s Game On and Babes in the Wood to ITV’s gritty Liverpool 1, Imogen’s Face and as Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders. Films include playing the unhinged mother in the The Kingsman.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe broke box office records at Leeds Playhouse in 2017 and played to packed houses and critical acclaim at the Bridge in London in 2019.