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Lewis in Two New Shows

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 78, Autumn 1998 The C.S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing

Attendees at Oxbridge learned of a new Broadway-style musical review about C. S. Lewis set to premiere this fall in Great Britain. “Jack: A Musical Portrait of C.S. Lewis in Music and Words” is slated to tour several cities in the United Kingdom in November, with music supplied by a young Irish composer named Keith Getty and lyrics written by Doug Gresham.

Songs include “Heaven Broke Through” and “Narnia Dream,” both of which were performed at the conference. The lyrics to these pieces include such memorable lines as “In Narnia dreaming/ becomes believing” and “Now that I have found you/ I can’t live without you.” The script for the show was not yet complete, and much work remained to be done before its premiere. Also, negotiations were still underway to bring the show to the United States in 1999. No word was given on who is financing this endeavor.

Note: An album may be released by the end of 1998. For further information about the musical portrayal contact Nick Page: phone 01959 523740; fax 01959 525011; email

Although Oxbridge attendees learned about the forthcoming Getty-Gresham musical, they were not informed about a forthcoming Lewis dance production.

Handsome ads and articles in British newspapers have announced “the astonishing laser dance spectacular The Great Dance featuring Joss Ackland as C. S. Lewis.” This 3.5 million show inspired by “Riverdance” is now touring England, Wales and Scotland, and should open in London before Christmas.