News & Features 21 Apr, 2015

The Old Vic's new artistic director announces season

The Old Vic today announces the inaugural season of new Artistic Director Matthew Warchus, which features an eclectic programme ranging from a newly-adapted Ibsen classic starring Ralph Fiennes to the world premiere of a new musical, Groundhog Day with new commissions including a stage adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, a dance production and a series of variety nights embracing The Old Vic's history and its roots in music, dance and vaudeville.

Productions will include:

- A new play, Future Conditional, by Tamsin Oglesby, featuring 23 young performers, directed by Matthew Warchus, starring Rob Brydon

- The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Richard Jones

- The premiere of a new stage adaptation by David Greig of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax directed by Max Webster

- An Ibsen classic, The Master Builder, in a new adaptation by David Hare with Ralph Fiennes in the title role, directed by Matthew Warchus

- A new dance thriller, Jekyll & Hyde, created by one of the UK’s most innovative theatre choreographers, Drew McOnie

- Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, starring Timothy Spall, directed by Matthew Warchus

- The world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the film Groundhog Day, book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, choreography by Peter Darling and directed by Matthew Warchus

-  A series of Variety Nights inspired by The Old Vic's vaudeville history featuring household names and newcomers in comedy, music, magic and variety

- The Old Vic Community Company on The Old Vic stage for a week for the first time with a new commissioned work, Rise