The Lorax officially opened at the Old Vic Theatre yesterday – so do the critics think it is worth taking your kids along to watch? 

The Telegraph: *** Dominic Cavendish wrote: “peel back the lush fronds of the piece’s lyrical wit, and it’s a desert in terms of drama.”

The Stage: **** Mark Shenton found the production: “two hours of rough magic storytelling.”

London Theatre 1: ***** Jennifer Daley commented: “The show includes all that is wonderful about theatre: Great acting, catchy songs sung by talented singers who intersperse rhyming dialogue, smartly choreographed dancing, colorful and creative costumes, and a storyline that satisfies both young and old.”

Laura Cubitt (Puppeteer), Ben Thompson (Puppeteer) and Simon Lipkin (The Lorax) -  The Lorax at The Old Vic. Photos by Manuel Harlan. (1)
Laura Cubitt (puppeteer), Ben Thompson (puppeteer) and Simon Lipkin (The Lorax). Photograph by Manuel Harlan. 

Whatsonstage: **** Michael Coveney called it a: “colourful and brilliantly innovative staging of David Greig’s adaptation.”

The Evening Standard: *** Fiona Mountford wrote:”It’s too odd and complex for younger children and not sufficiently three-dimensional for adults.”

Culture Whisper: **** “there’s a deft balance between heart-felt morals and full-on theatricality in Max Webster’s directon”

Cast image - The Lorax at The Old Vic. Photos by Manuel Harlan. (3)
Cast of The Lorax. Photograph by Manuel Harlan. 

Time Out: **** Andrzej Lukowski said: “The Lorax is a great big, bright, fun dollop of family theatre.”

She Sees Shows: ***** “This true family show is gorgeous and bright.”

There Ought to be Clowns: “Director Max Webster has served up a treat
with such charm no panto could ever compete.”

British Theatre Guide: Philip Fisher commented: “judging by the rapturous standing ovation at the end of the performance, the Old Vic could well have a hit on its hands.”

Mature Times: Robert Tanitch described it as an: “inventive, humorous and lively production.”

The Lorax is on at the Old Vic Theatre until the 16th January 2016. To book tickets visit:Theatre Tickets, Discount, Last, Love and


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