‘Dr Seuss’ The Lorax’ to be livestreamed at The Old Vic
The hit production will be revived for four nights only.
After performances of A Christmas Carol were streamed around the world last year, the Old Vic returns with a new livestreamed production. This time, it’s a virtual revival of Dr Seuss’ The Lorax, returning from 14 - 17 April.
Staged in 2015 to acknowledge the 50th anniversary since The Lorax was published, the production sees a critter save Paradise Valley from a tree-chopping businessman. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax is adapted by David Greig and Charlie Fink, and was nominated for Best Family Show at the Olivier Awards.
Casting for Dr Seuss’ The Lorax includes Jamael Westman as The Once-ler, who originated the title role in Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre. He’s joined by Audrey Brisson, Ben Thompson and Silas Wyatt-Burke as puppeteers and Richard Katz, Melanie La Barrie, David Ricardo-Pearce as the ensemble.
In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Georgina Varley said: “Rob Howell’s design keeps your eyes fixed to the stage throughout [David] Greig’s fiercely didactic adaptation. [Charlie] Fink’s songs mingle as slickly with Dr. Seuss’s words as Greig’s additions to the text. From hard rock to electro-pop, the music propels the production’s message forward, uplifting the audience and arousing their sympathies when needed.”
Dr Seuss’ The Lorax is livestreaming at The Old Vic from 14 - 17 April.
Photo credit: Dr Seuss’ The Lorax at the Old Vic in 2017 (Photo courtesy of The Old Vic)