Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Seussical to Run at London's Arts Theatre for Christmas

By Mark Shenton
02 Oct 2012

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's musical Seussical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, is to be presented at London's Arts Theatre, beginning performances Dec. 4, prior to an official opening Dec. 6, for a run of late-morning and early-afternoon performances through Jan. 6, 2013.



The musical was first seen in a short-lived Broadway run in 2000-01, but it has since become a firm favorite on the regional and amateur circuit. It is being brought to London now by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for Sell a Door Theatre Company.

Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, it will be directed by Phillip Rowntree, with choreography by Maddy Mutch, design by Richard Evans, musical dirction by Joe Morrow and lighting by Alexander Ridgers. Casting is still to be announced.

In the show, "Horton the Elephant discovers a small world floating by on a speck of dust. This small world is floating out of control through the universe and is the home of the Whos, including Jojo – a Who with 'thinks' that defy all description. Between them they must find a way to save Who from a world of naysayers and dangers. But Horton faces a double challenge, he’s been left alone to guard an abandoned egg. Caught between a dust speck and his incubating egg, Horton is truly alone in the universe, but while he faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and ends up on trial, little does he know the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him."

For further details, visit www.seussical-london.com.