Schools IN CAMERA: PLAYBACK – Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

CAST

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    Chanelle Anthony

    Storyteller

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    Chanelle Anthony

    Theatre includes: Wicked, Aladdin (West End); Ghost the Musical (UK/international tour); The Heart of Hollywood World Tour (O2 Arena); Commonwealth Dance Festival (Rambert Dance Company); HairsprayThe World Cup of DanceAida (Doreen Bird Foundation Theatre). Television includes: The BRIT Awards 2016Aladdin commercial. Other work includes: Dancer for Laura Mvula’s Overcome music video. 

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    Aretha Ayeh

    Storyteller/Musician

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    Aretha Ayeh

    Theatre includes: Our Lady Of Kibeho (Stratford East); Leave To Remain, Dick Whittington and his Cat (Lyric Hammersmith); The Hoes (Hampstead); Miss LittlewoodThe Fantastic Follies Of Mrs RichThe Duchess Of Malfi (RSC); Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Love Me Tender (UK tour)Barnum (Chichester Festival); Rapunzel (Park Theatre); Dick Whittington and his Cat (Lyric Hammersmith); Pendragon (Rose Theatre Kingston); Film includes: A Christmas Gift From BobFantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, The Quiet Ones. Television includes: The Stranger, The Strike Holby City, The 4’O’Clock Club, Doctors, Cucumber. 

     

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    Audrey Brisson

    The Lorax: puppeteer

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    Audrey Brisson

    Theatre includes: The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Wise Children/ Kneehigh); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic); Amélie The  Musical (West End/Hartshorn Hook/Selladoor/Watermill Theatre); Pericles, PinocchioThe Elephantom (National Theatre); La Strada (West End/UK Tour); Romeo and Juliet (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Dead Dog in a Suitcase (And Other Love Songs), The Wild BrideMidnight’s Pumpkin (Kneehigh); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens). Television includes: Outlander, Money. Film includes: W.E.Hereafter.

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    Richard Katz

    Storyteller

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    Richard Katz

    Theatre includes: The Divide, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic); The Soldier’s Tale (Hallé Orchestra); The EncounterThe Master and MargaritaMeasure for MeasureMnemonic (Complicite); Nell Gwynn, Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Bartholomew Fair (Shakespeare’s Globe); War HorseWind in the Willows (National Theatre); Romeo and JulietAs You Like It, Comedy of ErrorsThe DrunksThe Winter’s Tale (RSC); Spyski (Lyric Hammersmith); Way to Heaven (Royal Court); Senora Carrar’s Rifles, Arabian Nights (Young Vic). Film includes: Guardians of the GalaxySixty Six, Enigma. Television includes: Discovery of WitchesTabooCrossing LinesPoirot: The Trials of HerculesThe Honourable WomanAmbassadorsGreen Wing, Hustle, Rome, Black Books.

  • MELANIE LA BARRIE

    Melanie La Barrie

    Storyteller

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    Melanie La Barrie

    Theatre includes: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic); & JulietWickedMatilda the MusicalBreakfast at Tiffany’sLes MisérablesDaddy CoolMary Poppins (West End); Fiddler on the RoofRomeo and Juliet (Liverpool Everyman); Brother (Southwark Playhouse); Dick Whittington (National Theatre); Bakkhai (Almeida) Play Mas (Orange Tree); White ChristmasThe Sunshine Boys (Leeds Playhouse); Guys and Dolls (Chichester Festival); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep); Once On This Island (Hackney Empire); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Liverpool Playhouse). Film includes: London Road. Television includes: CasualtyEastenders. Recordings include: Daddy CoolMary PoppinsMatilda the Musical. 

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    David Ricardo-Pearce

    The Lorax: voice & puppeteer

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    David Ricardo-Pearce

     Theatre includes: Dr.Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic); Kiss Me Kate (Watermill Theatre); The Last Yankee, Hamlet (Bolton Octagon); Crossing Jerusalem (Park Theatre); The Middlemarch Trilogy (Orange Tree); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bristol Old Vic); The Sacred Flame (UK tour); Alfie (Bolton Octagon/Stephen Joseph Theatre); As You Like It (Chester Performs); The Big Fellah (Lyric Hammersmith); Anyone Can Whistle (Jermyn Street Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic); Saturday Night (Jermyn Street Theatre/Arts Theatre); Privates on Parade (Leeds Playhouse/Birmingham Rep); The Car Cemetry (The Gate); Saint Joan (National Theatre); Two Cities (Salisbury Playhouse); Inglorious Technicolour (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Watermill Theatre/West End). Television includes: Traitors, Trauma, The SpaEastendersOutnumbered, ExtrasBorder Crossing. 

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    Ben Thompson

    Storyteller

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    Ben Thompson

    Theatre includes: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic/Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); The Boy in the Dress (RSC); The Town That Trees Built (Young Vic); Madam Butterfly (ENO); The Wizard of OzWinnie and Wilbur (Birmingham Rep); Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: A Reimagining (Shakespeare’s Globe); Kipper’s Snowy Day (Slot Machine); Running Wild (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Light (Ad Infinitum); Hamlet (The Factory); Treasure IslandThe Light PrincessWar Horse (National Theatre); Before the Dawn (Hammersmith Apollo); Twelfth Night, Richard III (Shakespeare’s Globe/West End); A Christmas Carol (National Theatre of Scotland); His Dark Materials (Birmingham Rep/Leeds Playhouse); Low Life (Blind Summit Theatre); Faeries (ROH). Television includes: Fungus the Bogeyman. Film includes: Fantastic Beasts, Gravity, Life. 

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    Jamael Westman

    The Once-ler

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    Jamael Westman

    Theatre includes: Hamilton (West End); The White Devil (Shakespeare’s Globe); Torn (Royal Court). Film includes: Animals. Television includes: Anne Boleyn4Stories: BBW, Munch. 

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    Silas Wyatt-Barke

    Storyteller/Musician

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    Silas Wyatt-Barke

    Theatre includes: Dr Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic/Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); The Prince of EgyptThe Go Between, Sunny Afternoon (West End); Twelfth Night (Young Vic); As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Forty Years On (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Emperor and the Nightingale (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick)/ Film includes: Benjamin. 

CREATIVE TEAM

  • Adapted for the stage

    David Greig

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    Adapted for the stage

    Theatre includes: Dr Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic/Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto/Minneapolis Children’s Theatre); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End); Lanark (Citizens Edinburgh); The Events (Traverse/Young Vic); Midsummer (Traverse/Soho/Tricycle); Dunsinane (RSC); The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (National Theatre of Scotland); Monster in the HallYellow Moon (TAG Glasgow). 

  • Music and Lyrics

    Charlie Fink

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    Music and Lyrics

    Charlie was front man and songwriter for Noah and the Whale. The band released four albums, which collectively sold over a million copies worldwide. He produced Laura Marling’s Mercury Prize-nominated album Alas I Cannot Swim, and wrote/produced music for Charlotte Gainsbourg, Foxes and Eliot Sumner among others. Theatre includes: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic/Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto/Minneapolis Children’s Theatre); Cover My Tracks (The Old Vic/Latitude Festival/UK tour); As You Like It (Regents Park Open Air Theatre). 

  • Director

    Max Webster

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    Director

    Theatre includes: Fanny & AlexanderCover My Tracks (The Old Vic); Dr Seuss’s The Lorax (Old Vic/Toronto/Minneapolis); La Boheme (Göteborg Opera); Life of Pi (Sheffield Crucible); The Merry Widow (ENO); As You Like It, Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Mary Stuart, Sea of Fertility (Parco, Tokyo); The Twits (Leicester Curve); James and the Giant PeachMy Generation (Leeds Playhouse); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Winter’s Tale (Edinburgh Lyceum); OrlandoTo Kill a Mockingbird, My Young and Foolish Heart (Royal Exchange). Film includes: Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Musical Live!  Max was the first Baylis Director at The Old Vic and is Associate Director at Donmar Warehouse.    

  • Co-Design

    Bec Chippendale

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    Co-Design

    Associate design includes: Groundhog DayDr. Seuss’s The LoraxThe Master Builder (The Old Vic)Le Nozze di FigaroWerther (The Metropolitan Opera)Manon Lescaut (Baden Baden/The Metropolitan Opera)Ghost the Musical (UK tour)Matilda the Musical (West End/Broadway/Australia); The Wizard of Oz (West End)The King and I (RAH)Calendar Girls (Chichester Festival/West End)The Sound of Music (West End/Toronto/UK tour)Rock n Roll (Royal Court/West End)On The Town (ENO)Guilio Cesare (Glyndebourne)Three Sisters and Jumpers (National Theatre). Film includes: Mary Queen of Scots, Hamlet, Die Another Day. Television includes: Can’t Buy Me LoveThe Last Chancers. 

  • Co-Design

    Rob Howell

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    Co-Design

    Theatre includes: OLD VIC: IN CAMERA — A Christmas CarolOLD VIC: IN CAMERA — Faith Healer, OLD VIC: IN CAMERA — LungsLungsPresent LaughterDr. Seuss’s The LoraxThe CaretakerThe Master BuilderFuture ConditionalA Flea in Her EarInherit the WindSpeed-the-PlowComplicit (The Old Vic); A Christmas CarolThe Norman ConquestsGroundhog Day (The Old Vic/Broadway). Rob has also worked at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court, Almeida, Donmar, Young Vic, Bristol Old Vic, Chichester, Royal Opera House, Metropolitan Opera and on Broadway. He has won three Olivier Awards for Set Design, including for Matilda the Musical (RSC/West End/Broadway/ International tour), for which he also won a Tony Award. Hhas won two Tony Awards for Set and Costume Design for The Ferryman (Royal Court/ West End/Broadway). 

  • Choreographer

    Drew McOnie

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    Choreographer

    Drew is the Artistic Director of The McOnie Company and an Associate Artist at The Old Vic. For The Old Vic Drew has created Jekyll & Hyde and choreographed Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. Additional credits as Director include: King Kong (Broadway); On the Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Wild Party, Strictly Ballroom (West End). Theatre as Choreographer includes: Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre/Barbican/US National Tour); In the Heights – Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography (Southwark Playhouse/King’s Cross Theatre); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre) Hairspray − BroadwayWorld Award for Best Choreography (UK tour); Oklahoma! (UK tour). 

  • Lighting

    Jon Clark

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    Lighting

    Jon has designed extensively for the National Theatre, RSC, Donmar, Almeida, Young Vic, in the West End and with many other companies in the UK and internationally. Theatre includes: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic); The Lehman Trilogy (National/West End/Broadway); Betrayal (West End/Broadway); The Inheritance – Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design (Young Vic/West End/Broadway); Cyrano De Bergerac (West End); Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Jungle (St Ann’s Warehouse/West End); A German Life (Bridge Theatre); King Charles III (Broadway/West End). Opera design includesThe Exterminating Angel (Metropolitan Opera); Lucia Di Lammermoor, Krol RogerWritten on Skin (Royal Opera House/Lincoln Center). 

  • Sound

    Tom Gibbons

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    Sound

    Theatre includes: West Side StoryWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?1984The Crucible (Broadway); Cabaret (Goteborg Opera); The Antipodes, Home, I’m DarlingHedda GablerSunset at the Villa ThaliaThe Red BarnPeople, Places and Things – Olivier Award for Best Sound Design (National Theatre/West End); All About Eve (West End); The DoctorWild Duck (Almeida/West End); Our Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Fanny & Alexander (The Old Vic); Life of Galileo (Young Vic); A View from the Bridge (Young Vic/West End/Broadway); Hamlet1984Oresteia (Almeida/West End); Pah-La, the end of historyThe WoodsLove Love Love (Royal Court); Les Misérables (Wermland Opera Sweden). 

  • Puppetry Director

    Finn Caldwell for Gyre and Gimble

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    Puppetry Director

    Finn is co−artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry. Theatre as Director/Co−director includesThe Hartlepool Monkey (Fuel/Gyre & Gimble); The Elephantom (National Theatre/West End); First Hippo on the Moon (Les Petits Theatre Co); Lardo (Red Lion). Theatre as Director of Puppetry/Movement includesGroundhog Day (The Old Vic/Broadway); Shrek The Musical (West End); Angels in America, The Light Princess (National Theatre); War Horse (National Theatre/West End/world tour); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic); The Bear (Polka); Running Wild (Chichester Festival Theatre/Regent’s Park/UK tour); The Tempest (Birmingham Ballet); Dream Space (Shakespeare’s Globe); Tom Thumb (Edinburgh Festival/UK tour); Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terrible); Ariodante (Aix−en−Provence Festival). 

  • Co-Puppetry Designer

    Nick Barnes

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    Co-Puppetry Designer

    Nick is a creative and imaginative puppet designer and maker who has worked extensively in the UK and abroad, collaborating with many leading theatre directors and producers. Nick founded Blind Summit Theatre and was artistic director for many years. He now runs a puppet making studio in Hove. Design includes: Ariodante (Aix-en-Provence Festival); Mr Popper’s Penguins (West End/Broadway); Madame Butterfly (ENO/Metropolitan Opera); A Dog’s Heart (ENO/Dutch National Opera); Shunkin Master and Margarita (Complicite); El Gato Con Botas (Tectonic Theatre); On Emotion (Soho Theatre); Faeries (ROH); Dr. Dolittle (UK tour); Angels in America (National Theatre/Broadway); Butterfly Lion (Chichester Festival theatre); Life of Pi (Sheffield Crucible); 10 Pieces Prom (BBC Proms). 

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    Finn Caldwell

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    Co-Puppetry Designer

    Finn is co−artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry. Theatre as Director/Co−director: Ex Machina (NIDA), Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Hartlepool Monkey (Fuel); The Elephantom (National Theatre/West End); First Hippo on the Moon (Les Petits Theatre Co), Lardo (Red Lion). Theatre as Puppetry Director/Co-Designer: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic)Life of Pi (Sheffield Crucible); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic/West End); Running Wild (Chichester Festival/Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). Theatre as director of puppetry/movement: Angels in AmericaThe Light PrincessWar Horse (National Theatre)p; Ariodante (Aix-en-Provence Festival); Shrek the Musical (West End/UK tour). Theatre as Puppetry Director: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (National Theatre). Movement  includes: Groundhog Day (The Old Vic/Broadway). 

  • Musical Director/Arranger

    Phil Bateman

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    Musical Director/Arranger

    Theatre as Music Supervisor/Vocal Arranger includes: Our House, Made in Dagenham, I Canʼt Sing!, Imagine This (West End); Local Hero (Edinburgh Lyceum); One Love: The Bob Marley Musical (Birmingham Rep). MD/Arranger includes: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic/Toronto/Minneapolis); Man in the White Suit, The Miser (West End); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); As You Like It (Regentʼs Park Open Air Theatre). Original MD: Billy Elliot (West End).  Other shows as MD include: Hello DollyGigi (Regentʼs Park Open Air Theatre); Three Sisters, Human ComedyMy Dadʼs a BirdmanAfter Miss Julie, Vernon God Little (Young Vic); She Loves Me (Chichester Festival); Treasure Island (Kingston Rose); Piaf (Sheffield Crucible); Cinderella (Bristol Old Vic). Film as Singing Coach/Vocal Arranger includes: Kinky BootsCemetery Junction. Television as Composer includes: Big Performance/Extreme School. 

  • Jessica Ronane CDG

    Casting

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    Jessica Ronane CDG

    For The Old Vic: OLD VIC: IN CAMERA — Faith Healer, OLD VIC IN: CAMERA — Three Kings, OLD VIC: IN CAMERA — Lungs4000 MilesLungsA Very Expensive PoisonPresent LaughterAll My SonsThe American ClockSYLVIAA Monster CallsMood MusicFanny & AlexanderA Christmas CarolWoyzeckRosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadKing LearThe CaretakerThe Master BuilderDr. Seuss’s The LoraxThe Hairy ApeFuture Conditional (The Old Vic); Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/West End); The Divide (The Old Vic/EIF); Film includes: The Kid Who Would Be KingEmma (Working Title Films). 

  • Irene Bohan

    Associate Costume

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    Irene Bohan

    Theatre includes: OLD VIC: IN CAMERA – A Christmas Carol A Christmas CarolDr. Seuss’s The LoraxThe CaretakerFuture ConditionalInherit the WindThe Norman Conquests (The Old Vic); The GraduateSkylightThe AudienceThe Phantom of the OperaSunset BoulevardPriscilla Queen of the DesertBombay DreamsThe Lord of the RingsOur House, Leopoldstadt (West End); Hadestown, FolliesThe Threepenny OperaThe Wind in the Willows (National Theatre). Opera and Dance includes: CarmenDie FledermausWertherThe Marriage of FigaroManon (Metropolitan Opera, New York); Romeo & JulietThe Red ShoesEarly AdventuresDorian Gray (New Adventures). Film includes: The Madness of King George. 

  • Associate Choreographer

    Ebony Molina

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    Associate Choreographer

    Theatre as Associate Choreographer includes: The Wild Party, Bugsy Malone, Jekyll & Hyde, On The Town, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, Spring Awakening, Tommy, Be Mine. Performance credits include: Guys and Dolls, Jekyll & Hyde, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street, Shoes, Shall We Dance, Sweet Charity, On The Town, Sinatra, Chicago, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, My One and Only, Romeo and Juliet, Chess, Matthew Bourne’s The Carman, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray, The Nutcracker. Workshops: Company, King Kong, Groundhog DayFilm includes: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid. 

  • Sam Palmer

    Associate Sound

All performance times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). These performances are live streamed using Zoom.

Running time: One hour 50 minutes including a 15-minute interval

Suitable for ages 6+.

Access

Every single performance will be live captioned and audio described. You will have the option of turning on captioning or audio description in Zoom as needed

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