NEWS: Casting Announced for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at the Old Vic

Full casting for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax has been announced ahead of its limited run at the Old Vic from the 15th October. 


Max Webster’s production of The Lorax will see Simon Paisley Day reprise his role as The Once-ler, and David Ricardo-Pearce will play The Lorax along with puppeteers Laura Caldow and Ben Thompson. The full cast includes Michael Ajao, Joseph Alessi, Josh Baker, Jack Beale, Hannah Fairclough, Owain Gwynn, Wendy Mae Brown, Kirsty Malpass, Kerri Norville, Ellena Vincent and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

Adapted for the stage by David Greig and featuring music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, The Lorax is a funny and inspiring story that features eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious music.

The irrepressible, big-hearted, moustachioed critter is back. This dazzlingly funny, moving, and inspiring show sees the go-getting Once-ler come face to face with the magical Lorax in a battle over the beloved truffula trees and the whole of Paradise Valley. 

The production arrives at the Old Vic for a strictly limited run of three weeks, before travelling to the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, from 9 December 2017 – 21 January 2018. Later in 2018, with an American cast, the production heads to the USA at the Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, from 17 April – 10 June 2018 and The Old Globe, San Diego, from 3 July – 12 August 2018.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax features designs by Rob Howell, choreography by Drew McOnie, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Tom Gibbons and puppetry design by Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax  will play at the Old Vic Theatre from the 15th October until the 5th November. To book tickets visit:

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