Following a critically acclaimed season last year, Dr Seuss’ The Lorax returns to the Old Vic and Manuel Harlan was on hand to bring us these great production images. 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. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax runs at the Old Vic until 4 November 2017. Read our review of the original season. BOOK TICKETS FOR DR SEUSS’ THE LORAX
The Old Vic has announced that due to phenomenal demand, their sell-out production of Bob Dylan and Conor McPherson’s Girl From The North Country will transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited season. Tickets are now on sale. The production will preview from 29 December 2017 and open officially on 11 January 2018. This exceptional company of actors and musicians skillfully weave Bob Dylan’s iconic songbook into this story of hope, heartbreak and soul. Duluth, Minnesota 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no one will account for. And, when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the … Read more
Queers Part 2 The Old Vic Theatre 31 July 2017 Four stars In the first set of monologues curated by Mark Gatiss under the banner of Queers at the Old Vic, we were given insights into the gay lives of three men and a woman over the past century as they sought happiness against the odds. In the second set, we go down the pub to meet four more people who each show us other aspects of being gay over the past seven decades, with several again finding unexpected pleasures in spite of society’s disapproval and hate. In The Safest Spot in Town, Fredrick tells us how he became part of the hedonistic bohemian world of Bloomsbury and Soho before World War Two after arriving from the West Indies. Keith Jarrett’s monologue gives us a glimpse of the underground world of London where gay men could have some semblance of … Read more
Rhys Ifans is to star as Ebenezer Scrooge in a new production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre in November 2017. The new adaptation is by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child) and will be directed by the Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus. The classic Christmas tale which sees a cold-hearted miser visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve is an uplifting tale of redemption and a firm family favourite. Ifans recently performed in King Lear at the Old Vic and is perhaps best known for his film work including Snowden, Notting Hill, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, and Elizabeth – The Golden Age. A Christmas Carol will be designed by Rob Howell, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, Sound by Simon Baker and composition and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale. A Christmas Carol starts previews at The Old Vic from … Read more
For a 10 week trial, this production of Groundhog Day is as good or better than many shows I have seen this year. A West-end transfer must surely be on the cards and I’m sure Andy Karl would be up for a Broadway run. Just get down to the Old Vic asap to see this stunning show. Writing and production of this calibre must be seen!