Join children’s TV presenter and The Young People’s Trust for the Environment President, Naomi Wilkinson as she quizzes the Lorax and the Once-ler in this unique family event.

Taking place in between the matinee and evening show, young audiences will get the chance to hear the Lorax and the Once-ler go head to head as they discuss the impact of their actions on the environment and other topics raised in the show. This event will capture your children’s imaginations and help them think more about the important themes raised on stage. Children will also get an opportunity to ask their questions to the characters.

The event will take place at 5.30pm and will run for approximately 20 minutes.
Tickets for the event are priced at £5 for children, and accompanying adults go free. Tickets for that evening’s performance of The Lorax are still available, so you can enjoy the event followed by the show.

Naomi Wilkinson is the presenter of Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature for the CBBC channel, in which she travels the world to come face to face with animals that seem weird, dangerous or downright scary. The series won an award in the Best Children’s category at the West of England RTS Awards Bristol. Naomi is also a brand new judge for this year’s Countryfile Photographic Competition.

The Once-ler is the narrator and a character in The Lorax. He is a greedy industrialist who cuts down all of the beautiful, multi-coloured Truffula Trees to make a peculiar garment known as a thneed, ‘a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need’.

The Lorax is the main character of the story. He is the caretaker of the Truffula Trees Forest. The Once-ler describes him as “shortish, and brownish, and oldish, and mossy, and he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy.” He is extremely protective of the Truffula Trees, and constantly warns the Once-ler about what is happening to the surrounding area.


Saturday 19 December 2015, 5.30-5.50pm
The Old Vic Rehearsal Room

Tickets: £5 per child, accompanying adults go free