Old Vic to stream Dr Seuss’ The Lorax this April
James R | On 17, Mar 2021
The Old Vic is opening its virtual doors one again this April to stream its production Dr Seuss’ The Lorax.
Written 50 years ago, The Lorax’s magical battle to save his beloved truffula trees and the whole of Paradise Valley from the go-getting Once-ler resonates today louder than ever. Staged in celebration of the story’s 50th anniversary of publication, David Greig and Charlie Fink’s Olivier Award-nominated adaptation, directed by Max Webster, inventively transforms the tale into a semi-staged pint-size version to keep young (and older) minds entertained, enchanted and empowered with its central message of protecting the planet.
The play is the fifth in the Old Vic: In Camera series, which sees plays streamed live directly from the Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop. The performances will run from 14th to 17th April at 7pm with matinees on the Friday and Saturday at 3pm. Tickets will be available for up to 1,000 people to watch per show, replicating the capacity of the usual theatre audience. Prices range from the Old Vic’s usual £10 to £65 to allow for a range of contributions from viewers – although each “seat” will have the same view. All performances will offer audio description and captioning.
Three free In Camera: Playback performances will also be offered to schools across the globe for Earth Day on 22nd April.
Tickets are on sale now at the Old Vic website.