Immersion Theatre is bringing Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s feelgood show Seussical The Musical to the Southwark Playhouse for the Christmas season (playing The Large from 22 November to 29 December 2018, press night is 27 November).
Co-conceived by Monty Python’s Eric Idle and based on the ever-popular Dr Seuss books, the show is described as “a feel-good musical bonanza which dares us to think big and reminds us of the power of loyalty, family, and acceptance. After all, a person’s a person no matter how small!”
Join the mischievous Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and a host of other much-loved characters on a magical, madcap adventure from the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGurkus, to the tiniest planet in the sky, Whoville.
Seussical’s varied score features a range of genres from funk, to big band, to rock‘n’roll, to musical theatre, and amidst the fun and frolics manages to tackle the topical issues of bullying, unrequited love, being insecure about your body and inclusivity.
Director James Tobias said:
“Seussical encapsulates everything Immersion Theatre stands for. We have worked incredibly hard to develop a lovely reputation in the regions and we have chosen this exceptional show as our re-introduction to London’s Off West End circuit. It is no exaggeration to say this has been on my bucket list of shows for Immersion to produce since the company’s creation in 2010.
“Not only is the music sensational, but the characters are beautifully created, being madcap enough to astound and keep younger audience members mesmerised throughout, but real and relatable enough to give the story heart and substance.”
Tobias is joined by 2018 Off West End award winner Chris Whittaker, casting director Harry Blumenau, set designers Justin Williams and Jonny Rust and sound designer Nico Menghini.
Immersion Theatre’s passion is high-quality family theatre which can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The company strives to create shared family experiences which adults can engage with and enjoy as much as their little ones.