Dr Seuss's The Lorax at Old Vic Theatre tickets
Dr Seuss's The Lorax at Old Vic Theatre tickets

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About the show

“I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues”. This Christmas, the Old Vic is transported to the land of Bar-ba-loots, Truffula trees, and Thneeds as Dr. Seuss’s magical children’s book about the plucky and environmentally-conscious Lorax is adapted for the stage.

The Lorax follows a curious young boy on a quest to discover why his town is so polluted. For the price of fifteen cents, a nail, and the shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail, a strange and isolated man called the Once-ler begins to unravel the mystery as he tells the boy his story. What was once a colourful world, thriving with Swomee Swans and Humming Fish, is destroyed when the Once-ler’s knitting factory moves in and cuts down all the Truffula trees to make ridiculous garments called Thneeds. This summons the cantankerous little Lorax who speaks for the wildlife and warns the Once-ler about the damage he’ll do. But when the Lorax’s predictions come true who can restore the land to its former glory?

This beloved fable about the dangers of corporate greed is adapted for stage by director Max Webster (James and the Giant Peach) and David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Adventures of Tintin) and will feature colourful theatre, songs, and Dr. Seuss’s trademark wacky humour. Featuring music by Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink, The Lorax is guaranteed to be a big show about a little critter!

The Lorax will open on 2nd December 2015 at the Old Vic and will run until 16th January 2016.

Recommended for

This will be an absolute treat for fans of Dr. Seuss, and is a wonderful opportunity to see a hugely entertaining show with an important message that’s accessible for people of all ages.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 6 +

Dates and times

Opened: 02 Dec 2015
Press night: 15 Dec 2015
Booking from: 16 Jan 2016
Booking until: 16 Jan 2016

Seating plan

For detailed seating information for Dr Seuss's The Lorax, please check out our interactive Old Vic Theatre seating plan with 1553 seat reviews and 3 photos of views from seat.

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

15 Reviews Add review

sayers500 178cm, 87 reviews, 2 helpful votes

SoniaFriedmanStan 5"6, 66 reviews, 2 helpful votes

sstait 5"8, 106 reviews, 9 helpful votes

sstait 5"8, 106 reviews, 9 helpful votes

ke1th 170cm, 103 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I loved this show and will be returning to see it again this year! It's great fun and the puppetry is brilliant.

fee 5'4, 88 reviews, 22 helpful votes

DebbieGilpin 160cm, 145 reviews, 22 helpful votes

Great show for adults and children!

williambowden 6'2, 101 reviews, 24 helpful votes

Entirely magical and musical, with a strong environmental message that is perfect for all ages

oughttobeclowns 5'7, 384 reviews, 37 helpful votes