Immersion Theatre’s production of Ahrens and Flaherty’s Seussical The Musical is to be staged at Southwark Playhouse this Christmas.
Brimming with excitement and fun for ‘thinkers’ of all ages, Seussical The Musical has an eclectric score by Tony Award-winners Lynn Agrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Anastasia) and is co-concieved by Monty Python’s Eric Idle, Seussical The Musical is a feel-good bonanza which dares us to think big and reminds us of the power of loyalty, family, and acceptance. After all, a person’s a person no matter how small.
With a cast of characters including the mischievous Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and a host of other much-loved characters on a magical, madcap adventure from the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGurkus, to the tiniest planet in the sky, Whoville.
Seussical is far from being only a show for children; it is a fantastical, colourful, high-energy musical filled with larger-than-life characters and an incredible and varied score featuring a range of genres from funk, to big band, to rock and roll, to musical theatre. The characters all have something which we can all connect with, be it a sense of mischief, insecurity, that feeling of you against the world, and everything in between.
From bullying, to unrequited love, to being insecure with your body, to inclusivity, Seussical touches on some of today’s most topical issues in a funny and moving way. With choreography from 2018 Off West End award winner Chris Whittaker, this production is an intelligent, hilarious and moving piece of theatre whose themes, plot, characters, and score resonate and entertain audiences of all ages.
Seussical is directed by James Tobias, choreographed by Chris Whittaker, sets designed by Justin Williams and Jonny Rust, sound designed by Nico Menghini, and casting by Harry Blumenau.
Seussical runs from 22 November – 29 December 2018 at Southwark Playhouse.