Local Hero at Old Vic Theatre tickets
Local Hero at Old Vic Theatre tickets

Local Hero tickets from £36.00

Tickets from £36.00

About the show

Please note that the Stalls seating layout for Local Hero is indicative, and exact positions in the auditorium may vary.

A new musical adaptation of the acclaimed film Local Hero takes to the Old Vic stage. featuring music and songs by Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler, this is a feel-good delight to remind us what's important in life. Catch it from 18 June 2020.

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 for

Fans 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+

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opening: 18 Jun 2020
Press night: 30 Jun 2020
Booking from: 24 Jun 2020
Booking until: 22 Aug 2020

Next available performances

Wednesday 24 Jun 2020--7:30pm
Thursday 25 Jun 2020--7:30pm
Friday 26 Jun 2020--7:30pm
Saturday 27 Jun 20202:30pm7:30pm
Monday 29 Jun 2020--7:30pm
Wednesday 01 Jul 2020--7:30pm
Thursday 02 Jul 20202:30pm--

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

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