The irrepressible, big-hearted, moustachioed critter is back. Following rave reviews and an Olivier nomination for Best Entertainment and Family show, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax returns to The Old Vic stage.
This dazzlingly funny, moving and inspiring show sees the go-getting Once-ler come face to face with the magical Lorax in a battle over the beloved truffula trees and the whole of Paradise Valley. Adapted for the stage by David Greig with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink (Noah and the Whale Frontman), Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is a brilliant riot of eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious music to enchant adults and children alike.
“The best family show since Matilda” – The Guardian
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as the Once-ler.
Adapted by David Greig and brought to the stage by acclaimed director Max Webster (James and the Giant Peach, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twelfth Night), The Lorax blends theatrical invention, puppetry, songs and zany humour in a timely and vibrant Christmas show with a message for grandparents, parents and children alike.
Max Webster Director
David Greig Adapted for the stage
Tom Gibbons Sound
Jon Clark Lighting
Drew McOnie Choreography
Charlie Fink Music and Lyrics
Rob Howell Designer
Finn Caldwell For Gyre And Gimble Puppetry Director
Phil Bateman Musical Director/Arranger
Jessica Ronane CDG Casting
DR. SEUSS’S THE LORAX ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY DAVID GREIG
Sunday 15th October to Sun 5th November 2017
(Previews from Sun 15 Oct)
The Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB