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

Dr Seuss's The Lorax has closed

This show has closed

About the show

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees!”

Dr Seuss’s The Lorax returns to London’s Old Vic Theatre for a strictly limited Christmas season, following a smash-hit, Olivier Award-nominated run in 2015. Adapted for the stage by David Greig, who also penned the book for colourful extravaganza Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dr Seuss’s The Lorax opens at the London venue in October 2017.

Packed full of theatrical invention, brilliant puppetry and Dr Seuss’s own zany humour, The Lorax is the story of the mustachioed critter with a big heart, who is determined to save Paradise Valley’s beloved truffala trees. Greedy businessman the Once-ler wants to cut them all down – but what he doesn’t realise is that there is an irrepressible, magical Lorax to contend with!

Directed by Max Webster (James and the Giant Peach), The Lorax is a stage adaptation of the well-known Dr Seuss novel by prolific playwright David Greig, with choreography by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie (In the Heights). The production features design by Rob Howell, with sound design by Tom Gibbons, lighting design by Jon Clark and original songs by Charlie Fink.

Bursting with infectious music, enchanting choreography and a message that appeals to audience members of all ages, Dr Seuss’s The Lorax is the charming production that returns to the Old Vic for a limited run beginning October 15th and playing until November 5th 2017.

Recommended for

Fans of Dr Seuss will not be disappointed with David Greig’s adaptation of the tale, which keeps the original zany humour. Those who enjoy vibrant shows such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Gruffalo will love this too!

Dr Seuss’s The Lorax is recommended for those aged 6 and up. It is important to note that those under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Age Recommendations: Recommended ages 6+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 15 Oct 2017
Booking from: 04 Nov 2017
Booking until: 05 Nov 2017

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

17 Reviews Add review

Delightful puppetry and thoroughly entertaining show.

doonakebab 5'10", 189 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This show is absolutely brilliant, the best part is the puppets, if you get the chance to catch this show go!

SoniaFriedmanStan 5"6, 66 reviews, 2 helpful votes

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 184 reviews, 3 helpful votes

aex 35 reviews, 3 helpful votes

gmr 180, 175 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Great show, funny but with tears at the end. Lovely story about saving our planet. Good to go with kids.

gennadiimiroshnikov 178, 71 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely fabulous. Kept my 11-year brother and me entertained for a few hours, and we both loved it.

jacoman891 5'11", 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I wasn't completely keen on the Lorax. I love The Grinch and Cat in the Hat, but not sure whether this Dr Seuss story is for me. The... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 120 reviews, 2 helpful votes

austinldn 5''7, 325 reviews, 18 helpful votes