Old Vic Theatre has postponed its London premiere of screen-to-stage musical Local Hero and announced that its next production will now be the return of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this winter.
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Details of Matthew Warchus’ Season 5 at The Old Vic Theatre have been announced. Highlights include:
Claire Foy and Matt Smith making their Old Vic debuts in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs and Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe starring in a double bill of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Rough for Theatre ll.
Local Hero, the Lyceum’s co-production with the Old Vic, has the authenticity and drive one would expect considering the source material, but fails to add much that is new.
John Crowley will direct the world premiere of Local Hero, a stage adaptation of the 1983 film, co-written by David Greig and Bill Forsyth, with music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler. The premiere production, a collaboration between the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and the Old Vic, will run in Edinburgh 23 March to 20 April 2019, then transferring to London in June (opening date tbc) for a run to 31 August 2019.