Friday, 9 October 2015

Casting announced Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at the Old Vic

Casting has been announced for David Greig’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.

Directed by Max Webster, the show opens at the Old Vic on 16th December 2015 (previews from 3rd December) and runs until 16th January 2016. 

The Lorax is directed by Max Webster with choreography by Drew McOnie and music by Charlie Fink.

Simon Lipkin (Rock Of Ages/Assassins) will play the role of the Lorax, alongside puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson, whilst Simon Paisley Day (Urinetown) takes the role of the Once-ler.

The full cast includes: Stuart Angell, Thomas Arnold, Miles Barrow, Jack Beale, Laura Cubitt, Caleb Frederick, Emily Houghton, Richard Katz, Anabel Kutay, Penny Layden, Melanie La Barrie, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Ebony Molina, Ben Thompson, Juma Sharkah, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Joe Evans and Jo Nichols.

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.

Read our interviews with Drew McOnie and Simon Lipkin

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