Wardrobes and Rings
Wardrobes and Rings is a play set in Oxford’s Eagle and Child pub. Aging and legendary authors, JRR Tolkien and his great friend CS Lewis, meet for what turns out to be the very last time.
They were lions of 20th century British fantasy, giants of a literary genre that reached millions of readers, young and old alike, with mystifying adventures to entertain and deep truths to move people’s hearts. CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and JRR Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings) were also distinguished faculty members at Oxford University and participants in a literary group known as The Inklings. Their robust philosophical discourse served an uncommon friendship that was not without its differences. Life’s circumstances and sometimes-unresolved disagreements forced an uncomfortable season of estrangement.
In Wardrobes and Rings you join 'Jack' and 'Tollers', as they knew each other, at Oxford’s historic Eagle and Child pub for one last visit, tempered by thawing humor, confession and reconciliation.
Belfast Cathedral are delighted to host a evening as part of this UK Tour – what better place to experience CS Lewis than in his home city of Belfast.