FIRST LOOK: Dr Seuss’ The Lorax returns to the Old Vic

The Lorax returns to the Old Vic

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

Casting announced for return season of Dr Seuss’s The Lorax

Dr Seuss's The Lorax The Old Vic

The Old Vic has announced the cast for its upcoming return season of Dr Seuss’s The Lorax which will run from 15 October to 5 November 2017. The Lorax tickets are on sale now. Simon Paisley Day reprises his role as The Once-ler with David Ricardo-Pearce playing The Lorax alongside puppeteers Laura Caldow and Ben Thompson. The full cast includes Michael Ajao, Joseph Alessi, Josh Baker, Jack Beale, Hannah Fairclough, Owain Gwynn, Wendy Mae Brown, Kirsty Malpass, Kerri Norville, Ellena Vincent and Silas Wyatt-Barke. Dr Seuss’s The Lorax is adapted for the stage by David Greig, music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, directed by Max Webster, designed by Rob Howell, choreography by Drew McOnie, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Tom Gibbons, puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell for Gyre and Gimble, puppetry design by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, musical direction and arrangements by Phil Bateman and casting by Jessica … Read more

First Look At The Lorax At The Old Vic

The Lorax at The Old Vic

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

INTERVIEW: Drew McOnie on making musicals dance

Drew McOnie

Speaking to choreographer Drew McOnie, you can’t help but get caught up in the infectious enthusiasm of youth and be in awe of the talent that this young theatre creative exudes. It’s enticing stuff! Douglas Mayo caught up with him briefly to discuss his past, his current shows and where he is headed next. What got you into choreography rather than just working as a dancer? It was sort of backwards for me in that I learnt dancing so that I could learn the vocabulary I needed for my dances. As a result I got the dancing bug and went from there. I loved watching the shows and I was always dancing around and making up shows myself, and I was affected by seeing performances. As a young boy, I would come out of the theatre saying I wish that was my idea or that I’d made up that choreography … Read more