DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX Begins This Weekend at the Royal Alexandra Theatre

DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX Begins This Weekend at the Royal Alexandra Theatre

David Mirvish will present The Old Vic production of Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX, which begins performances Saturday, December 9, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and runs through January 21, 2018. The media performance is Sunday December 17, 2017 at 1:30PM.

This stage adaptation of THE LORAX had its world premiere at The Old Vic in the winter 2015/16 and was instantly acclaimed by both critics and audience. Due to popular demand it was scheduled for a return Old Vic run in the fall of 2017 prior to a tour of North America. Toronto is its first stop before playing in Minneapolis and San Diego.

Adapted for the stage by David Greig with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, THE LORAX is a brilliant riot of eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious music to enchant adults and children alike. This dazzlingly funny, moving, and inspiring show sees the go-getting Once-ler come face to face with the magical, irrepressible, big-hearted, mustachioed critter Lorax in a battle over the beloved truffula trees and the whole of Paradise Valley.

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, Romina Hytten, Wendy Mae Brown, Kirsty Malpass, Kerri Norville, Ellena Vincent and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

THE LORAX is adapted for the stage by David Greig, music and Lyrics by Charlie Fink, direction by Max Webster, design by Rob Howell, choreography by Drew McOnie, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Tom Gibbons, puppetry direction & design by Finn Caldwell, puppetry design by Nick Barnes, and musical supervision & arrangement by Phil Bateman.


IF YOU GO:

THE LORAX

December 9 - January 21, 2018

At The Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St West

Tues - Sat 7:30PM, Wed, Sat & Sun 1:30PM
Added performances Dec 14 & Dec 28 at 1:30PM

Tickets available online at mirvish.com, or by phone at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333


ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Simon Paisley Day

The Once-ler

Theatre: Dr. Seuss's The Lorax 2015 (The Old Vic); Shakespeare at the Hollywood Bowl (LA); The Taming of the Shrew, Timon of Athens (Shakespeare's Globe); Urinetown, Entertaining Mr Sloane, The 39 Steps, Anything Goes, By Jeeves! (West End); Private Lives (West End/Toronto/Broadway); Twelfth Night, Love's Labour's Lost, The Coast of Utopia, Hamlet, Speer, Candide, Money, Troilus & Cressida, Oh What a Lovely War! (National Theatre); The Low Road, The Ugly One (Royal Court); The Philanthropist (Donmar). Film: Victoria and Abdul, Born a King, Beauty, Tommy's Honour, The Program, Mindgamers, The Falling, Madame Bovary. TV: The Crown, Victoria, Family Tree, Lucky Man, Sherlock, Relief of Belsen, Doc Martin, Doctor Who.Theatre: Dr. Seuss's The Lorax 2015 (The Old Vic); Shakespeare at the Hollywood Bowl (LA); The Taming of the Shrew, Timon of Athens (Shakespeare's Globe); Urinetown, Entertaining Mr Sloane, The 39 Steps, Anything Goes, By Jeeves! (West End); Private Lives (West End/Toronto/Broadway); Twelfth Night, Love's Labour's Lost, The Coast of Utopia, Hamlet, Speer, Candide, Money, Troilus & Cressida, Oh What a Lovely War! (National Theatre); The Low Road, The Ugly One (Royal Court); The Philanthropist (Donmar). Film: Victoria and Abdul, Born a King, Beauty, Tommy's Honour, The Program, Mindgamers, The Falling, Madame Bovary. TV: The Crown, Victoria, Family Tree, Lucky Man, Sherlock, Relief of Belsen, Doc Martin, Doctor Who.

David Ricardo-Pearce

The Lorax

Theatre: Sweeney Todd (West End); Saint Joan (National Theatre); Crossing Jerusalem (Park Theatre); The Middlemarch Trilogy (Orange Tree Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Barbican/Bristol Old Vic); The Sacred Flame (English Touring Theatre); Alfie (Bolton Octagon/Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Big Fellah (Gaiety Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith); Privates on Parade (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Birmingham Repertory Theatre). TV: Trauma, The Spa, EastEnders, Outnumbered and Extras.

David Greig

Adapted for the stage

David is an award-winning playwright and, since 2016, Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh. His plays have been staged in the UK and around the world. Recent work includes: Cover My Tracks (The Old Vic/Latitude Festival/UK tour); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End); Lanark (Citizens Edinburgh); The Events (Traverse/Young Vic); Midsummer (Traverse/Soho/Tricycle); Dunsinane (RSC), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (National Theatre of Scotland); Monster in the Hall, Yellow Moon (TAG Glasgow).

Charlie Fink

Music & Lyrics

Charlie was frontman and songwriter for Noah and the Whale, 2007?15. The band released four albums, which collectively sold over a million copies, and performed worldwide. He produced Laura Marling's Mercury Prize-nominated album Alas I Cannot Swim, and wrote/produced music for Charlotte Gainsbourg, Foxes and Eliot Sumner among others. He's also directed music videos, two extended short films, and wrote the music for and performed in Cover My Tracks (The Old Vic/Latitude Festival/UK tour).

Max Webster

Director

Theatre: Queers, Cover My Tracks (The Old Vic/Latitude Festival/UK tour); The Winter's Tale (Lyceum, Edinburgh): King Lear (Royal & Derngate/UK tour); Mary Stuart (Tokyo); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe/international tour); Orlando, To Kill a Mockingbird, My Young and Foolish Heart (Manchester Royal Exchange); Opera Highlights (Scottish Opera/tour); James and the Giant Peach, My Generation (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Twelfth Night (Regent's Park); Skewered Snails (Southbank Centre); Anna Karenina (Arcola); The Chalk Circle (Aarohan Theatre Nepal); Carnival Under the Rainbow, Feast Kakulu (Hilton Arts Festival South Africa). Max is an Associate Director at The Old Vic.

Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan


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