The production will be live-streamed from the theatre for six performances only from the 14th to the 17th April.

It has been announced that David Greig’s adaptation of the Dr. Seuss story will be the latest production to be performed for audiences as part of the theatre’s ongoing In Camera series.

With tickets costing from £10 to £40, The Lorax is being staged to help mark Earth Day and the book’s 50th anniversary. It will also include three Playback performances that will be offered free to schools on Earth Day on the 22nd April.

Casting for the production is set to include Jamael Westman (Hamilton, West End) as the Once-ler and Audrey Brisson, David Ricardo-Pearce and Ben Thompson as The Lorax. The company also includes Richard Katz, Melanie La Barrie and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

Directed by Max Webster, the story follows The Lorax’s battle to save his beloved truffula trees and the whole of Paradise Valley from the go-getting Once-ler. This adaptation features music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, designs by Bec Chippendale and Rob Howell, choreography by Drew McOnie, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Tom Gibbons and puppet design by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell.

This latest production to be live-streamed follows on from the productions of Lungs, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith; Faith Healer, starring Michael Sheen, David Threlfall, and Indira Varma; Three Kings, starring Andrew Scott and A Christmas Carol starring Andrew Lincoln.

The Lorax will be streamed from the Old Vic from the 14th to the 17th April. To book tickets visit: https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2021/old-vic-in-camera/dr-seusss-the-lorax