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“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees!”
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler.
Adapted by David Greig and brought to the stage by acclaimed director Max Webster (James And The Giant Peach, To Kill A Mockingbird, Twelfth Night), The Lorax blends theatrical invention, songs and zany humour in a timely and vibrant Christmas show with a message that will speak to audiences of all ages.
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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax reviews
We went with a 4 & 7 yr olds and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Completely bonkers with a great message that my kids took home with them. Best production we've seen in ages...shame it has to finish ❤️
Lovely show, well written,great choreography. One negative was as this is aimed for children i felt it was slightly too long for their attention span, other than that a great show.
It was fantastic how the characters were so realistic and the rhyming was catchy , the effects were amazing . I will recommend to many.
Great show. Loved what they did with it. The whole cast was great, apart from the girl who played the child. She stood out as a performer who clearly didn't match the rest of the talent on stage.
An odd mix of juvenile humour and tree hugging sentiment. Generally good performances but it felt like a school play. The band were awfull!
Had me laughing and crying
I read in the programme notes that the artistic director wanted to achieve a drama that appealed to all ages. Well I took my daughter aged 9 and my mother aged 76 and we all absolutely LOVED it! Everything was great - acting superb, script clever and beautifully written, songs perfect, production values first class. A beautiful creative experience overall for a story with a wonderful set of values - the seeds given to my daughter at the end were a wonderful and smart touch. I am now a massive Old Vic fan - props Mr Spacey!
I knew the Lorax was going to be a mad but wonderful experience before I sat down, but the Old Vic out did my expectations. The colours in the set and costumes were beautifully vibrant and gorgeous to look at, especially in the middle of a grey winter in London. All the performers were spectacular, especially those with puppets. The Lorax himself was brilliantly thought through, from the design of the puppet to the actors performance, he was able to emote beautifully as well as having excellent comic timing. The show was a joy to watch from start to end and even had the lovely touch of giving you seeds as you left the theatre so we can all become Lorax's of our own.
a true theatrical experience, and very clever adaptation, true to the original story and illustrations
Loved it! Highly recommended
Amazingly innovative show Lovely interpretation of the book with any extra text blending in so well The costumes and set were fabulous and the voices stunning This show should have a spot at the Old Vic at Christmas for many years to come!!
We thoroughly enjoyed the show and had no idea how utterly fantastic it would be! We travelled far to see it and are so glad that we did as the show made us very happy and still makes us smile.
I loved the whole thing. It was thoroughly entertainly and conveyed a valuable message. I wish everyone could experience it. Well done!
Really great performance. Brilliant songs and visually fabulous. I would strongly recommend going to see this show.
One of the best pieces of theatre i have ever seen! Would happily watch it again! Amazing set, music, writing and of course, brilliant performances. Absolutely loved it!
Brilliant brilliant brilliant, a joy!
The show was amazing. A laugh for all ages and truly inspirational.
Excellent, fun and enjoyed it more than I expected. The kids obviously loved it as well.
The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
No refunds available
Good To Know
Captioned Performance: Thu 17 Dec 7pm
Audio Described Performance: Thu 7 Jan 7pm, touch tour 5.30pm
Recommended for ages 6+
Children and Young People
The Old Vic welcomes young audiences. However, we ask the booker to take into consideration the age suitability guidelines recommended for each show (6+ for The Lorax), and be confident that younger children will sit quietly for the duration of the show to help us ensure that all audience members enjoy the performance.
Please note that children under the age of 3 will not be permitted inside the auditorium (this includes babes in arms) except for designated Relaxed Performances. Please ask a member of our Box Office team if you’d like more information.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Under no circumstances can children under the age of sixteen be left under the supervision of theatre staff.
Children under 18 months can come to shows free of charge, but please let Box Office know if you intend to bring a baby.
How Does It Work
Please bring your confirmation email to the box office to collect your tickets.
Suitable For Children
Recommended for ages 6+
When Can I Go
Performances at 3pm & 7pm
Where Do I Go
Old Vic Box Office
The Cut, London SE1 8NB
Nearest tube station: Waterloo