Casting Announced for Return of Old Vic Production of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

London News   Casting Announced for Return of Old Vic Production of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
The production will subsequently play dates in Canada and the U.S.
Company of <i>The Lorax </i>at The Old Vic Theatre
Company of The Lorax at The Old Vic Theatre Manuel Harla

Complete casting has been announced for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, which returns to The Old Vic stage for a limited run October 15 prior to an official opening October 24; the production will subsequently play Canada and the U.S.

Simon Paisley Day (Urinetown) will reprise his role as The Once-ler, and David Ricardo-Pearce (Crossing Jerusalem) will play The Lorax along with puppeteers Laura Caldow and Ben Thompson.

The cast also 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.

Adapted for the stage by David Greig with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink and designs by multi-Olivier Award-winning Rob Howell, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax 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. Max Webster directs.

The production will also feature choreography by Drew McOnie, lighting by Jon Clark, sound design 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 Ronane.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax will transfer to the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, running December 9, 2017-January 21, 2018. Later in 2018, with an American cast, the production heads to Minneapolis' Children’s Theatre Company (April 17-June 10) and San Diego's The Old Globe (July 3-August 12).

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