Final casting is announced today for the London production of Seussical at the Arts Theatre.
Joining the previously announced David Hunter as Horton the Elephant are: Kirsty Marie Ayers (Gertrude McFuzz), Jessica Parker (Mazie La Bird), Clark Devlin (Jojo), Natalie Green (Sour Kangaroo), Joe Morrow (The Cat in the Hat), Philip Scutt, Joe McCourt and Mathew Waters (Wickersham Brothers), Amy Punter, Tanya Shields and Jennifer Low (Bird Girls)
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.
The press performance is Thursday 6 December at 1.00pm
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.
“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.
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.