It is with great sadness that we temporarily closed The Old Vic in line with government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) on 20 March 2020. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and, given the continued national uncertainty, we have taken the decision to postpone our production of Local Hero.
If you have tickets you don’t need to do anything at this point – we will be in touch as soon as we can with more details about the new performance dates
‘Knox Oil will consider any price.’
‘I tell you what, Mister Mac, how about this: a dollar for every grain of sand in my hand?’
Ambitious Texan oil executive Mac MacIntyre arrives in Scotland on a mission to buy a small seaside village and replace it with a refinery. It’s the deal of a lifetime, but Mac soon finds that putting a price on this beautiful spot is more complicated than he bargained for. Before the locals get rich, they must decide what their home is worth.
The hit comedy film Local Hero takes to the stage as John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs a new musical adaptation by David Greig (Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax) with music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits).
This production is presented by special arrangement with Neal Street Productions and Patrick Daly.
Suitable for ages 11+.
Congratulations @lyceumtheatre on the heartwarming, foot-stomping, beautifully conceived, transporting #localheromusical that pits community grit against corporate greed in a fable of our times. Tunes by @MarkKnopfler are sublime. Don’t miss it.mariellaf1
#LocalHero @lyceumtheatre is exceptional. Cast, director, choreography, musicians - can’t fault a thing. One of the best productions I’ve seen in years. I defy you to leave the theatre without a big grin and a wonderful sense of wellbeing ❤️ElspethBadger
@lyceumtheatre #localhero Fantastic show yesterday. Have to admit I was a bit unsure of seeing one of my all time favourite films transferred to the stage but was blown away from early on. The stage version added a different dimension and layer to the storyTwomeyCatherine