Classic film gets rockstar updateA new musical adaptation of the acclaimed film Local Hero takes to the Old Vic stage, featuring music and songs by Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler.
Ambitious executive Mac MacIntyre works for Texan giant Knox Oil. He has been sent to Scotland to buy up a little seaside village to make room for the refinery. As he gleefully embarks on the deal of a lifetime, he soon finds that pricing up this beautiful corner of the world is not as simple as he'd initially anticipated.
The 1983 Scottish comedy-drama Local Hero, on which the musical is based, stars Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay and Burt Lancaster. The stage adaptation, which premiered in Edinburgh in 2019, will transfer to the Old Vic soon, with dates to be confirmed.
The show boasts a book by Bill Forsyth and David Greig (Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax) and is directed by John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch). The legendary Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame provides songs and music.
Breathe in the fresh sea air and be won over by the inhabitants of an unassuming Scottish village with Local Hero tickets when it drops anchor at the Old Vic.
Important informationPlaying at: Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
Performance dates: 21 Aug 2020 - 22 Aug 2020
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)
Age recommendation: Best for age 11+