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.

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Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (co-conceived by Eric Idle)
Immersion Theatre
James Tobias
Songs by:
Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics)
Nico Menghini
Justin Williams Jonny Rust

Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

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In rehearsals with the cast of Seussical, the Dr Seuss musical
Friday, November 9, 2018

If you’re looking for some family Christmas fun but want to steer clear of panto this year, then the perfect show might be waiting for you at Southwark Playhouse. Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Seussical takes some Doctor Seuss’ most loved characters, and mashes them together in a wonderful world of colour, music and energy. Centring on the story of Horton Hears a Who!, you will meet The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and Yertle the Turtle in a tale that preaches acceptance and inclusivity.

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