While the musical inevitably simplifies complex issues, it seamlessly integrates some of the debate about Britain’s attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers. With these issues as relevant today as they were when the show premiered in 2012, Glasgow Girls is a powerful, compelling plea for seeing refugees as people rather than just faceless statistics.
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s (The Cat In the Hat, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!) 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) with music by Charlie Fink (Noah and the Whale), The Lorax blends theatrical invention, songs by Charlie Fink (Noah and the Whale) and zany humour in a timely and vibrant Christmas show with a message that will speak to audiences of all ages. The Lorax starts performances tomorrow at The Old Vic and runs until the 16th January 2016. We hope that you enjoy these production shots of The Lorax. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE LORAX AT THE OLD VIC THEATRE
It has been announced that Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, Assassins, I Can’t Sing, Rock Of Ages) will play the title role in David Greig’s adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Lorax. Simon will perform alongside puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson, with Simon Paisley Day playing the role of the Once-ler. Inspired by Dr. Suess’s classic tale, Dr Suess’s The Lorax tells of a moutachioed 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. Dr Suess’s The Lorax is the third production in Matthew Warchus’ debut season as Artistic Director of the Old Vic. The production is bought to the stage by Max Webster, with design by Rob Howell and chreography by Drew McOnie. Dr Seuss’s The Lorax runs at the Old Vic from 3rd December 2015 to 16 January 2016 BUY TICKETS FOR THE LORAX AT THE … Read more
The cast and crew of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory celebrated it’s second anniversary in the West End last Thursday with a special gala performance. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory has fast become one of the West End’s most popular stage musicals winning two Olivier awards in 2014 and repeatedly breaking box office records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane where it has now been seen by over 1.3million people. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by Sam Mendes. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson and choreography by Peter Darling. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is now booking until 4 June 2016. BOOK TICKETS … Read more