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.
Unfortunately the production of Local Hero will no longer go ahead at The Old Vic. We have tried to make this work within the theatre’s schedule once we reopen but sadly this has just not been possible. We understand that this will be just as disappointing for you as it is for us and we want to thank you for your support of The Old Vic over the last year. All affected customers have been contacted by email – if you booked your ticket with us and haven’t received this, please check your junk email. If you booked with a ticket agent, please contact them directly and they will be able to arrange a refund. For any further queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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