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Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax

The Old Vic

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The Olivier Award-nominated and critically acclaimed family show about the moustachioed critter returns to The Old Vic stage.

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The Olivier Award-nominated and critically acclaimed family show about a moustachioed, environmentally friendly critter, Dr Seuss’s The Lorax, returns to The Old Vic stage.

Dazzlingly funny, inspiring and moving, the show sees the go-getting Once-ler go toe-to-toe with the magical, big-hearted Lorax, competing for the beloved truffula trees and, in turn, the whole of Paradise Valley.

Based on the 1971 Dr Seuss book, the show is adapted for the stage by David Greig. Dr Seuss’s The Lorax is choreographed by Olivier Award winning Drew McOnie, with music and lyrics by Noah And The Whale frontman, Charlie Fink. The stunning set is designed by Tony and three-time Olivier Award winning designer, Rob Howell.

Simon Paisley Day reprises his starring role as The Once-ler from the show’s 2015 run, where it was Olivier-nominated for ‘Best Entertainment’.

Dr Seuss’s The Lorax explodes onto the stage with eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious music, enchanting audiences young and old alike.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 15/10/2017

Opening Night: 24/10/2017

Closing Night: 05/11/2017

Running time: 2h15, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


The Once-ler - Simon Paisley Day

The Lorax - David Ricardo-Pearce

Small Ed - Michael Ajao

Once-ler Dad, Mayor, Inspector - Joseph Alessi

Once-ler Family - Josh Baker

Once-ler Family, Dance Captain - Hannah Fairclough

Granny Once-ler, Von Goo - Wendy Mae Brown

Once-ler Mum, Samelore Bews - Kirsty Malpass

Once-ler Family, McCann - Kerri Norville

Once-ler Family, McGee, Inspector - Ellena Vincent

Storytellers - Jack Beale, Owain Gwynn, Romina Hytten, Silas Wyatt-Barke



Director - Max Webster

Producer - The Old Vic

Designer - Rob Howell

Choreographer - Drew McOnie

Lighting Designer - Jon Clark

Sound - Tom Gibbons

Lyrics By - Charlie Fink

Music By - Charlie Fink

Associate Set Designer - Ben Davies

Associate Costume Designer - Irene Bohan

Associate Choreographer - Simon Hardwick

Associate Lighting Designer - Tim Deiling

Associate Sound Designer - David Gregory

Associate Puppetry Director - Stuart Angell

Hair, Wigs & Make-up - Campbell Young Associates

Baylis Assistant Director - Kathryn Osborn

Musicians Contractor - David Gallagher

Puppetry Director - Finn Caldwell for Gyre and Gimble

Puppetry Designers - Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell

Puppeteers - Laura Caldow, David Ricardo-Pearce & Ben Thompson


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