The 1983 Scottish comedy-drama Local Hero, on which the musical is based, stars Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay and Burt Lancaster. It was filmed in several locations across Scotland, including the coastal beauty spots Morar and Arisaig. The stage adaptation premieres at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh before arriving at the Old Vic.
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 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 anticipated.
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.
Casting is yet to be announced.
Breathe in the fresh sea air and be won over by the inhabitants of an unassuming Scottish village when new musical Local Hero comes to the Old Vic from 18 June 2020.
Recommended forFans of Dire Straits will appreciate Mark Knopfler's gorgeous score, while those who enjoyed the film Local Hero will want to see how it translates onto the stage.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 11+