The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was produced in 2001 as a Radio Theatre production by Focus on the Family, The C. S. Lewis Company Ltd. and Tyndale Entertainment. It featured a full cast, orchestral music, and an introduction by Douglas Gresham. It was dramatized and directed by Paul McCusker.
On December 26th 2005, in Britain, BBC Radio broadcast the first four of the 'Chronicles' recordings back to back as complete, continuous performances. They were: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; and Prince Caspian. The remaining three Chronicles (The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle) were aired on BBC Radio in fifteen 50 minute episodes on consecutive weekdays from 22nd December 2006 to 10th January 2007.
Differences from the Book
- The Radio Play introduces a character named Dilber as the secretary of Gumpas.
- Rhince does not appear in this production, due to scheduling conflicts with actor Ian Cullen, who was set to play him in this production, and who had recorded a few of his lines.
- Paul Scofield - Narrator
- David Suchet - Aslan
- Matthew White - Edmund
- Elizabeth Eaton - Lucy
- Steven Webb - Eustace
- Joe Shaw - King Caspian
- Douglas Gresham - Host
- Robert Benfield - Reepicheep
- Stephen Aintree - Lord Drinian, guard
- Norman Bowler - Coriakin
- Bernard Cribbins - Chief Duffer
- Chris Emmett - Duffer
- Martin Friend - Ramandu
- Peter Goodwright - King Miraz, Lord Revilian
- Michael Haughey - Lord Bern, Lord Mavramorn
- Freddie Jones - Gumpas
- Katherine Kellgren - Lady (Ramandu's daughter, Lilliandil)
- David Oakley - Lord Argoz
- Philip Sherlock - Rynelf Dilber
- Mervyn Stutter - Pug
- Simon Treves - Lord Rhoop
- Zoe Verner - Marjorie Preston
- Daniel Philpott
- Katy Glassborow
- Lynn Robertson Hay
- Philip Glassborow - Casting Director
- Dave Arnold - Producer
- Paul McCusker - Executive Producer
- Kurt Bruner - Executive Producer
Orchestra Recorded at Martinsound, Alhambra, California
Mixed at Castle Oaks Recording Studio, Calabasas, California
- Dave Arnold - Sound Design
- John Campbell - Music Composer
- Jim Scheffler - Recording and Mixing
- Jonathan Crowe - Voice Track Editor
- Dave Arnold - Voice Recording Engineer
- Voice Tracks recorded at The Soundhouse, Ltd., London
Tyndale Entertainment released a three disc recording of the radio play.
- The Picture in the Bedroom
- On Board the Dawn Treader
- Eustace and Reepicheep
- The Lone Islands
- Governor Gumpas
- The Storm and What Came of It
- Dragon Island
- "Poor Eustace"
- A Narrow Escape
- Deathwater Island
- The Island of the Voices
- The Magician's Book
- The Master of the House
- The Dark Island
- Three Sleepers
- A Girl and Her Father
- The Beginning of the End of the World
- The Wonders of the Last Sea
- The Very End of the World
- The Lamb
- According to singer and actress Jessica Oyelowo, the original prologue was going to be a scene in which the dryad sings her lullaby to Reepicheep, with Oyelowo doing the voice of the nymph.
- Lord Bern was originally going to be voiced by Andrew harrison, who would later go on to work on several productions by Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. However, Harrison became ill around the time of recording, and Michael haughey instead landed the role at the last minute.
- Harrison would eventually voice the characters of CAPTAIN BURKE and REYNOLDS in another C.S. Lewis Radio Theatre audio drama, C.S. Lewis at War (2013), which was Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's final production before the Radio Theatre series was taken over by the Augustine Institute.