A musical featuring some of Dr Seuss’ beloved characters – including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and The Grinch, is set to open in London this November. Co-conceived by Eric Idle of Monty Python, Seussical the Musical incorporates a whole roster of Seuss’ characters, weaving their stories together set to a score with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (and a book by both). Seussical the Musical will run at Southwark Playhouse in The Large, with an official opening night on 27th November.
Seussical the Musical
The fantastical world of Dr. Seuss bursts onto the stage in this larger-than-life musical extravaganza from award-nominated Immersion Theatre, brimming with fun and excitement for ‘thinkers’ of all ages. Set to an electric score and co-conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle, this raucous and ultimately touching story by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is a feel-good musical bonanza which dares us to think big and reminds us of the power of loyalty, family, and acceptance. After all, a person’s a person no matter how small!
Join the mischievous Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and a host of other much-loved characters on a magical, madcap adventure from the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGurkus, to the tiniest planet in the sky, Whoville.
Seussical is far from being only a show for children; it is a fantastical, colourful, high-energy musical filled with larger-than-life characters and an incredible and varied score featuring a range of genres from funk, to big band, to rock and roll, to musical theatre. The characters all have something which we can all connect with, be it a sense of mischief, insecurity, that feeling of you against the world, and everything in between.
From bullying, to unrequited love, to being insecure with your body, to inclusivity, Seussical touches on some of today’s most topical issues in a funny and moving way. With choreography from 2018 Off West End award winner Chris Whittaker, this production is an intelligent, hilarious and moving piece of theatre whose themes, plot, characters, and score resonate and entertain audiences of all ages.