Old Vic Theatre, London
Local Hero - Old Vic Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 11+.
What do you get when you cross an American conglomerate with a Scottish seaside village? You’ll just have to find out in one of this year’s most anticipated productions: Local Hero. The BAFTA-winning 1983 film has been adapted for theatres and will be premiering this summer at London’s Old Vic.
When Mac MacIntyre, a Texan oil executive, is sent across the pond to buy a small seaside village and have it replaced with an oil refinery — it’s a story of valuation versus values. After all, how do you put a price on the community and their home? And how far can you reduce life to a business exchange? Mac’s deal turns out to be a lot more than he bargained for.
Directed by John Crowley and co-written by The Lyceum’s Artistic Director David Greig, the heartwarming stage adaptation is set to unite Scotland’s finest artistic talents. For starters, there is the multi-award winning director and writer Bill Forsyth, as well as Mark Knopfler - the founder of world-famous Dire Straits who will provide the musical score. Knopfler has impressive accolades beyond penning one of the UK’s highest selling albums in all of music history, having previously composed film scores for hits including The Princess Bride, Comfort and Joy and Wag the Dog.
And if you’re wondering how the charm of the seaside can be brought to stage, this heart-warming production is typical of Forsyth, whose work is always imbued with a profound and bittersweet whimsy - so it’s sure to purge your emotions.
Starting from the 18th of June 2020, Local Hero makes a triumphant return to the spotlight in a production you don’t want to let slip. Be sure to purchase your tickets today so you can enjoy the sunny summer show. And to truly appreciate this viewing, we recommend it for ages 11+.
Show & Venue InformationOld Vic Theatre
The Cut, Waterloo Road
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Saturday, 22 August 2020
To be confirmed.