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Upcoming Highlights

  • Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

    Opens Dec 02

  • The Master Builder

    Opens Jan 26, 2016

  • The Caretaker

    Opens Mar 26, 2016

  • Jekyll and Hyde

    Opens May 20, 2016

  • Groundhog Day

    Opens Jan 23, 2017

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

December 2, 2015-January 16, 2016

Adapted from Dr Seuss' favourite book, The Lorax portrays environmental issues in a friendly and engaging way for younger theatre fans and their families, in this new stage production for the Christmas season. Directed by Max Webster (To Kill A Mockingbird and James and the Giant Peach, David Greig has adapted the book from both the book and the 2012 movie of the same name.

The Master Builder

January 26-March 19, 2016

Ralph Fiennes kicks off Matthew Warchus' inaugural season at the Old Vic in the title role of Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, directed by David Hare. Often celebrated as a work of realism, this exploration of one man's infatuation with a younger woman and his self-given "God complex" sees how one person's misfortune can lead to fortuitous circumstance for another. It has been linked to Ibsen's own personal experiences whilst on holiday, when he embarked on a brief but passionate affair with a younger woman and carries the ages-old warning that success often comes at a heavy price.

The Caretaker

March 26-May 14, 2016

Timothy Spall stars as the irascible tramp Davies who is taken into the home of a pair of brothers, causing utter mayhem and emotional turmoil along the way. As Harold Pinter's first commercially successful work, the play premiered in 1960, and is said to be a reflection of Pinter's life in Chiswick, when his neighbour took in a homeless man who happened to stay some weeks. With the two brothers played off against each other by the conniving visitor, we learn about their past lives and aspirations, which has fallen short of both their expectations. The arrival of Davies highlights their apparent failure, despite his own circumstances.

Jekyll and Hyde

May 20-28, 2016

As part of Matthew Warchus' inaugural season leading the Old Vic, as part of a new commission that brings dance into the theatre's repertoire. Produced by brand-new dance collective The McOnie Company, this production re-imagines Robert Louis Stevenson's sinister horror tale in an excitingly physical new modern dance that features music by Grant Olding.

Groundhog Day

Opens January 23, 2017

With Tony and Olivier-Award winning Matilda: The Musical already under his belt, Australian comic Tim Minchin is bringing Harold Ramis' iconic 1993 movie to the Old Vic Stage with an all-musical treatment. Directed by Matthew Warchus, we follow the story of a flippant and cynical tv news reporter who is sent to a small town to cover the emergence of Pauxantauny Phil, the local groundhog celebrity. However, he finds himself trapped reliving the same day over and over again, until he changes his misanthropic ways!


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