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An evening with C.S. Lewis

The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day.

Seated in his living room and in front of the fireplace, he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life: his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity and the American woman who turned his life upside down.

An evening with C.S. Lewis, by David Payne, stars American actor Philip Crowley in a powerfully inspirational one-man performance. It is a wonderful evening full of laughter and poignancy as C.S. Lewis engages the audience and draws them into his world.

Practical information

Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 19.30 - 21.30 h, including a short coffee break
Location: Martinikerk, Martinikerkhof 3, Groningen
The performance is entirely in English. 

Order your ticket(s)

Please purchase your tickets online in advance.

Thanks to the SLKO, students are offered tickets for a reduced fee of 2 euros per ticket!  

C.S. Lewis workshops

Prior to the theatre performance 'An evening with C.S. Lewis', an interesting workshop programme is offered from 15.30 - 17.45 hrs.

  • Lewis as apologist of Christianity, by Benno van den Toren
  • Lewis and the Screwtape letters, by Arjan Plaisier
  • Lewis and the suffering, by Margriet van der Kooi
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, by actor Philip Crowley
  • Lewis and ‘the common Christian faith’, by Theo Pleizier

Registration for admission is required. Admission is free upon presentation of the admission ticket for the theatre performance. Read more about the workshops