The Old Vic has announced the full casting for Dr Seuss's The Lorax, which return to the theatre this October before embarking on a North American tour. With a book by David Greig, the musical is inspired by Dr Seuss’ collection of stories about a cantankerous critter who sets out on a mission to save the earth from a selfish, tree-chopping businessman. It has music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, frontman of British pop group Noah and the Whale. The production runs at the Old Vic for a limited three-week run from 15th October, with an official opening on 24th October.
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax denies us the happy ending we expect from a production led by an orange puppet with a grossly oversized moustache – and rightly so.