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Seussical the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences Version

Seussical The MusicalThe Grammy Award nominated musical Seussical, based on the stories of Dr Seuss, by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and co-conceived by Eric Idle.

With the Dr Seuss stories Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who! and The Cat in the Hat, this family friendly musical by Tony and Drama Desk Award winning team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and co-conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle comes back for a second year at the Arts Theatre. A cast of 12 tell the tale of Horton the Elephant and the tiny world of Who, interwoven with other madcap Seuss characters who come along to help and hinder Horton and the Who he heard.

Join The Cat in the Hat on a journey into the fantastical, bombastical and songtastical world of Dr Seuss. Horton the Elephant chances upon a small world floating by on a speck of dust. This small world is floating out of control across the universe and is the home of the Whos, including Jojo – a Who with “thinks” that defy description. Between them they must find a way to save Who from a world of naysayers and dangers.

Dr Seuss is the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, an American writer, poet and cartoonist most celebrated for his wildly best-selling children’s books. He was the creator of characters such as the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and the Lorax, and adaptations of his works include four feature films and four television series. His birthday, 2nd March, is the annual date for National Read Across America Day.

Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens are a multi-award winning writing duo best celebrated for Ragtime, which won the Tony Award for Best Score, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. They’re also acknowledged for the long running hit Once On This Island, which won eight Tony Awards, and for the music and lyrics to the Twentieth Century Fox film Anastasia, for which they received two Academy Award and two Golden Globe nominations. Seussical debuted on Broadway in 2000, and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Sell a Door are a Liverpool and Greenwich based theatre company formed in 2007 producing a large volume of mid-scale touring theatre. The majority of their work is aimed at teens and young adults with the ambition to attract young audiences and to excite them to the possibilities of theatre. Their recent productions include Dracula (2010), A Taste of Honey (2011), Lord of the Flies (2011 & 2012) and the debut UK tour of Spring Awakening (2011).

Company: Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Co-conceived by Eric Idle, Directed by Kirk Jameson, Musical direction by George Bryan, Designed by Richard Evans.

Cast: Kirsty Marie Ayers, Ste Clough, Alastair Crosswell, Elliot Fitzpatrick, Benjamin Vivian-Jones, Thomas Lloyd, Jennifer Low, Shekinah McFarlane, Jessica Parker, Amy Punter, Tanya Shields, Jordan Veloso.

Listings information:
Arts Theatre,
Great Newport Street,
London WC2H 7JB

30th November 2013 to 5th January 2014
Running Time: 70 minutes (no interval), Suitable for all ages
Monday 6pm (plus 1.30pm on 30th December), Wednesday 1.30pm (no show on 25th December or 1st January), Thursday   11am and 1.30pm (no 11am on 26th December), Friday 1.30pm (plus 11am on 27th Dec), Saturday 11am, and 1.30pm, Sunday 1.30pm & 3.30pm.

Monday 11th November 2013

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