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Seussical - Arts Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THIS CHRISTMAS, the colourful Broadway musical Seussical will receive its West End premiere at the Arts Theatre, where it runs from Tuesday, December 4, 2012 to Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Based on the works of Dr Seuss and co-conceived by Eric Idle, Seussical has a book, music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime).

Join The Cat in the Hat as he takes a journey into the ‘fantastical, bombastical and songtastical’ world of Dr. Seuss. Meet Horton the Elephant, who discovers an entire small world floating by on a speck of dust. Floating out of control through the universe, this is the home of the Whos, including Jojo – a Who with “thinks” that defy all description.

Horton and Jojo have to find a way to save Who from a world of naysayers and dangers. But Horton faces another challenge – he’s been left alone to guard an abandoned egg. Caught between a dust speck and his incubating egg, Horton feels truly alone in the universe, but while he faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and ends up on trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.

Seussical is directed by Phillip Rowntree, with musical direction by Joe Morrow and choreography by Maddy Mutch. Designs are by Richard Evans and lighting by Alexander Ridgers. Casting has yet to be announced.

Produced by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for the multi award-winning Sell a Door Theatre Company, Seussical is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd, on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Tickets: All seats £17.50 – available from the box office on 020 7836 8463 or online at


Tuesday, December 4 to Sunday, December 9 at 10.30am.
Thursday 6, Saturday 8 and Sunday, December 9 at 1pm.
Tuesday, December 11 to Sunday, December 16 at 10.30am.
Saturday 15 and Sunday, December 16 at 1pm.
Tuesday, December 18 to Friday, December 21 at 10.30am.
Thursday, January 3 to Sunday, January 6 at 10.30am and 1pm.

Running Time: 80 minutes (no interval).