2016: Seussical The Musical (Children's Theatre)

 

LAMP Children's Theatre were delighted to have performed "Seussica The Musical" - a musical perfect for the whole family.

Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. The Cat in the Hat guides us into The Jungle of Nool where we see Horton, the kind hearted elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whoville. He meets JoJo, a Who child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.”Horton decides he must protect the speck of dust on a nearby clover, while at the same time protecting an abandoned egg left to his care by the lazy Mayzie la Bird. Horton tries to convince the other animals in The Jungle of the existence of the Whos, but he is ridiculed and put on trial for insanity. Only his loyal neighbor,Gertrude McFuzz, never loses faith in him. Eventually, the two fall in love.

Now one of the most widely produced musicals in the country, Seussical weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love. Despite all odds, Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. Charming Seussical teaches us the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs.

 

 

Our 2016 cast is:

 

The Cat in the Hat - Catherine Bain

Horton the Elephant - Alex Gavin

Jo-Jo - Abbie Boles

Gertrude McFuzz - Katie Rough

Mayzie LaBird - Niamh Devery

Sour Kangaroo - Rosie Crawford

Young Kangaroo - Lisa Bain

Mr Mayor - Paul MacDonald

Mrs Mayor - Daisy Mackie

Yertle the Turtle - Annie Knox

 

Director...Calum Campbell

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

Choreographer...Elspeth Whyte

 

The performances were spectucular and the audiences left with a sense of awe and amazement.

Well done to all involved.