Dr. Seuss's

The Lorax

Adapted for the stage by David Greig

The Times

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees!”

With songs and puppets and laughs aplenty, bring a friend! Bring ten! Or even twenty!

What’s the Lorax?
A show about a guy in a tree.
Sounds quite good.
Yes it is!
Ah, but is it for me?
For you?
It’s for everyone!
It’s a guaranteed laugh!
For all ages from six…
To sixty two and a half!
It’s a fun show!
It’s witty!
It’s silly!
It’s Seussy!
Ah but will it be alright to take my friend Lucy?
Take Lucy!
Take Mo!
Take your boss!
Take a mate!
Take your gran!
Take a fish!
Take the Queen on a date!
Or if you prefer, you can go on your own.
Book one seat for you…
And one for your phone!
But whatever you do, don’t miss out, you’ll be sick!
Starts December the 4th…
Only at The Old Vic!

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, puppetry, songs and zany humour in a timely and vibrant Christmas show with a message for grandparents, parents and children alike.

Watch the trailer for The Lorax and see what groups of school children thought when they saw rehearsals

Dr. Seuss Text, Characters and Images TM and ©1971
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved.


Fri 4 Dec 2015 – Sat 16 Jan 2016

Performances at 3pm & 7pm. For full performance schedule please click ‘Book Tickets’

Recommended for ages 6+.

Running time: approximately 2hrs 15mins including a 20-minute interval

Captioned Performance: Thu 17 Dec 7pm
Audio Described Performance: Thu 7 Jan 7pm, touch tour 5.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Mon 21 Dec 3pm

TICKETS: £12, £16, £21, £30, £50, £60
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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.

Relaxed Performance. Please ask a member of our Box Office team if you’d like more information.
Children under 18 months can come to the Relaxed Performance free of charge, but please let Box Office know if you intend to bring a baby.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Under no circumstances can children under the age of 16 be left under the supervision of theatre staff.


The Guardian

a great big, bright, fun dollop of family theatre

Time Out

Inventive, gorgeous and magical

The Times

a theatrical delight

The Mail on Sunday


Financial Times


The Sunday Times


The Observer

terrifically inventive

The Independent

Cast Members

Creative Team

  • Max Webster


  • David Greig

    Adapted for the stage

  • Tom Gibbons


  • Jon Clark


  • Drew McOnie


  • Charlie Fink

    Music and Lyrics

  • Rob Howell


  • Finn Caldwell for Gyre and Gimble

    Puppetry Director

  • Phil Bateman

    Musical Director/Arranger

  • Jessica Ronane CDG


  • Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell

    Puppetry Designers


  • Joe Evans


  • Jo Nichols