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Superstar finalist David Hunter to star as Horton the Elephant in SEUSSICAL


Superstar finalist David Hunter to star 
as Horton the Elephant in 
Seussical

David Hunter, who reached the semi-finals of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ITV1 search for Jesus for his new arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, is to star as Horton the Elephant in the new London production of Seussical at the Arts Theatre from December 4.

David Hunter
With Music, Lyrics and Book by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime) and a sprinkling of the fantastical from Monty Python’s Eric Idle, Seussical sees the magical “thinks” of Dr. Seuss brought to life on stage.

Seussical is a colourful Broadway musical set in the fantastical, bombastical and songtastical world of Dr. Seuss. It is being presented in a new Theatre for Young Audiences version at the Arts Theatre and has special family-friendly daytime performances from Tuesday 4 December - Sunday 6 January. 

“Oh the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss.” 

Horton the Elephant 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, abandoned than non other than Mayzie La Bird. 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. So join The Cat in the Hat and other fabulous characters and let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and your imagination run wild in the world of Dr. Seuss.

Further casting to be announced.

David Hunter  trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and graduated from the Acting course in 2006. During his time at LIPA, and seeking a musical outlet, David joined a local band and began writing and recording original music. But what started as a bit of fun, suddenly became a full time commitment, when the band were signed and immediately set to work creating their debut album. Recorded with the producers responsible for The Rolling Stones and The Who, the album eventually led to huge support slots, playing alongside The Feeling, Scouting For Girls and finally McFly on their full UK arena tour. During this time, David fronted the band as they performed in front of 200,000 people in every major arena in Britain. After completing their own headline tour, the band decided to call it a day. David returned to acting. He appeared in new musicals Pub and Spinach at The Royal Exchange in Manchester, before joining One Man, Two Guvnors at The National Theatre and its transfer to he Adelphi Theatre.

Seussical is produced by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for the multi award-winning Sell a Door Theatre Company.


LISTINGS INFO

Seussical

Theatre for Young Audiences Version
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-conceived by ERIC IDLE
Based on the works of DR. SEUSS
This production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.,
on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

Director Phillip Rowntree
Musical Director Joe Morrow
Choreographer Cressida Carrè
Designer Richard Evans
Lighting Designer Alexander Ridgers

Arts Theatre
Great Newport Street
LONDON WC2H 7JB

Box Office: 020 7836 8463 

Tuesday 4 December  – Sunday 6 January

Tuesday 4 December - Sunday 9 December at 10.30am 
Thursday 6,Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December at 1.00pm
Tuesday 11 December - Sunday 16 December at 10.30am
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December at 1.00pm
Tuesday 18 December - Friday 21 December at 10.30am
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December at 10.30am & 1.00pm
Thursday 3 January - Sunday 6 January at 10.30am & 1.00pm

Press Performance: Thursday 6 December at 1.00pm

Tickets: All seats £17.50

Running time: 80 minutes no interval


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