Simon Lipkin & Simon Paisley Day star in Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

Simon Lipkin & Simon Paisley Day star in Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Simon Lipkin and Simon Paisley Day lead the cast of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax at the Old Vic Theatre.

    David Greig's adaptation of Dr. Seuss's classic tale, directed by Max Webster, tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who's on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as the Once-ler.

    Simon Lipkin will play the Lorax. His theatre credits include Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse), I Can't Sing (London Palladium), Rock Of Ages (Original West End cast), Spamalot (Original UK and International Tour), Avenue Q (Original West End cast), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Arts Theatre), The Wedding Singer (Original UK cast), Footloose (UK Tour), A Christmas Carol (West End) and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End). Lipkin's TV and film credits include Doctor Who, The Bill, Casualty, The Royal Variety Performance, Children In Need, Muppets Most Wanted (Disney), The Harry Hill Movie, That Puppet Game Show and Nativity 3. He also voices characters on the Cartoon Network show The Amazing World of Gumball.

    Simon Paisley Day will play the Once-ler. His stage credits include Urinetown, The Taming of the Shrew, Timon of Athens (Shakespeare's Globe), The Low Road (ETT/Royal Court), Private Lives (Theatre Royal Bath), The Ugly One (Royal Court), Don't Look Now (Sheffield Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), The Philanthropist (Donmar Warehouse), Cymbeline, Twelfth Night (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Anything Goes (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Twelfth Night, Love's Labour’s Lost, Anything Goes, The Coast of Utopia, Hamlet, Candide, Money and Oh What a Lovely War (National Theatre). His extensive list of film and television credits include Tommy’s Honor, The Falling, Pudsey: The Movie, Family Tree, Dr. Who (Series 9), The Musketeers, Sherlock - Hound of the Baskervilles, Doc Martin (Series 5), Hustle, Being Human, Midsomer Murders, The Belsen Redeption, The Bill, The Catherine Tate Show and the ITV mini-series, Titanic.

    The full cast of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax includes Stuart Angell, Thomas Arnold, Miles Barrow, Jack Beale, Laura Cubitt, Caleb Frederick, Emily Houghton, Richard Katz, Anabel Kutay, Penny Layden, Melanie La Barrie, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Ebony Molina, Ben Thompson, Juma Sharkah, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Joe Evans and Jo Nichols.

    Combining theatrical invention, songs and zany humour for grandparents, parents and children alike, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax is now booking at the Old Vic Theatre from 2 December 2015 until 16 January 2016.