Cast news: Who's joining Simon Paisley Day in The Lorax's return?

22 Aug
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Simon Paisley Day in The Once-ler

If you missed the Old Vic's musical stage adaptation of Dr Seuss' wonderful children's book THE LORAX, mark your diaries for the show's three-week return from 15 October 2017. Simon Paisley-Day returns to narrate as The Once-ler with a new cast of #StageFaves just announced...

The Old Vic has announced full casting for Dr Seuss’ THE LORAX, which returns to The Old Vic stage for a limited three-week run from 15 October to 5 November 2017, with a press night on 24 October, prior to international dates in Canada and the US.

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. Adapted for the stage by David Greig with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink and designs by multi-Olivier Award winning Rob Howell, Dr. Seuss’s THE LORAX is a brilliant riot of eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious music to enchant adults and children alike.

Simon Paisley Day reprises 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, with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, THE LORAX is directed by Max Webster and designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Drew McOnie, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Tom Biggons, puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell for Gyre and Gimble, puppetry design by Nick Barness and Finn Caldwell, musical direction by Phil Bateman and casting by Jessica Ronane.