Dr. Seuss's The Lorax at the Old Vic

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at the Old Vic

The Old Vic, London

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David Greig’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax returns to the Old Vic for Christmas 2017.

The irrepressible, big-hearted, moustachioed critter is back. Following rave reviews and an Olivier nomination for Best Entertainment and family show, Dr Seuss’s The Lorax returns to The Old Vic stage.

David Greig’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic tale The Lorax blends theatrical invention, songs and zany humour in a timely and vibrant Christmas show with a message that will speak to audiences of all ages.

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, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is a brilliant riot of eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious music to enchant adults and children alike.

The Lorax plays a limited season from 15 October 2017 until 4 November 2017 at the Old Vic theatre.


Simon Paisley Day reprises his role as The Once-ler, and David Ricardo-Pearce will play The Lorax along with 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.


Directed by Max Webster, with adaptation by David Greig, design by Rob Howell, choreography by Drew McOnie, lighting by Jon Clarke, sound by Tom Gibbons, music and lyrics by Charlie Fink and puppetry by Finn Caldwell for Gyre and Gimble.


★★★★ The Lorax’ is a great big, bright, fun dollop of family theatre – Time Out
★★★★ Spellbinding..the best kind of theatrical storytelling for all ages – The Stage
The Lorax is (as you’d expect) weird, wacky and stuffed with bouncy comic rhymes – Daily Telegraph
Delightfully grouchy puppet brings the charm to Dr Seuss fable – Evening Standard

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 4 November 2017

Important Notes

Audio Described Performance: Fri 27 Oct 2017 at 7.30pm

Captioned Performance: Tue 31 Oct 2017 at 7.00pm

Venue Information

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501

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