Images of the cast dressed as their characters have been released ahead of the musical opening at the Southwark Playhouse next month.
Based on the works of Dr Seuss, Seussical the Musical features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by both Ahrens and Flaherty to bring some of the authors beloved characters to life.
The fantastical world of Dr. Seuss bursts onto the stage in this larger-than-life musical extravaganza brimming with fun and excitement for “thinkers” of all ages.
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.
The casting for the production, directed by James Tobias, is set to include: Marc Pickering, Scott Paige and Amy Perry. They will be joined alongside on stage by Katie Paine, Ngozi Ugoh, Anna Barnes, Daisy Steere, Adam Dawson, Robbie Fell, Rhys Benjamin, Marianna Neofitou and Sarah Spence.
Talking about the production director James Tobias said: “Finding a cast who are able to bring these fantastical, over the top characters to life whilst retaining their truth, heart and integrity is, in my opinion, one of the key ingredients to the success of a show like this. I could not be more thrilled with the company we have assembled and feel immensely privileged and excited to be working with such exceptional talent, on stage and off, to create an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages this Christmas.”
Seussical the Musical is set to include choreography by Chris Whittaker, set design by Justin Williams and Jonny Rust, sound design by Nico Menghini and musical direction by James Doughty.
Seussical the Musical will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 22nd November until the 29th December. For more information visit: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/seussical/