Cast announced for The Lorax at the Old Vic Theatre

Casting has been announced for the Old Vic's upcoming production of Dr Seuss's The Lorax which runs at their south London venue from 3 December to 16 January 2016, with an official opening on 16 December 2015.

Simon Lipkin will play 'The Lorax' along with puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson. They will be joined by Simon Paisley Day (Once-ler), Stuart Angell, Thomas Arnold, Miles BArrow, Jack Beale, Laura Cubitt, Caleb Frederick, Emily Houghton, Richard Katz, Anabel Kutay, Penny Layden, Melaine La Barrie, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Ebony Molina, Juma Sharkah, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Joe Evans, and Jo Nichols.

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler. This stage adaptation is written by David Greig.

The production will be directed by Max Webster with designs by Rob Howell, sound by Tom Gibbons, lighting by John Clark and choreography by Drew McOnie.

Simon Lipkin's credits include 'Assassins' at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 'I Can't Sing!' at the London Palladium, 'Spamalot' at the Palace Theatre and the original UK cast of 'Avenue Q'.

Tickets for the production are now on sale.

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