Local Hero Tickets on-sale May 1

Apr 26 2018 | By More

Dates, on-sale dates & creative team announced

Tickets for the musical adaptation of Local Hero at the Lyceum go on public sale on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 10am. The production will open at the Lyceum on Sat 23 March 2019 for a four week run before transferring to London’s Old Vic.

The Lyceum and Old Vic have also announced the creative team for David Greig and Bill Forsyth’s stage adaptation of Forsyth’s 1983 film, for which Mark Knopfler is creating a new score drawing on his original music for the film.

Bill Forsyth and David Greig in the Lyceum. Pic Mihaela Bodlovic

Direction will be by John Crowley, who returns to the Lyceum after 25 years, having directed Brian Cox in the 1993 production of Master Builder. He is joined by set and costume designer Scott Pask, lighting designer Paule Constable, sound designer Paul Arditti, video designer Luke Halls, music supervisor Dave Milligan and MD Phil Bateman.

“God, this is exciting!” said David Greig, who is also the Lyceum’s artistic director. “I’m thrilled The Lyceum will be working with a team of this calibre to make Local Hero.

“John Crowley is a director on top of his game. From The Pillowman to Brooklyn he has shown himself a master of complex emotional material. I was recently privileged to see his production of The Present on Broadway with Cate Blanchett and it was one of the defining experiences of my theatre-going life.”

Greig added: “Scott Pask is a visionary Stage Designer who is at home with an intimate play as he is with a huge Broadway musical. The Lyceum audience are in for a treat to see his work in our gorgeous theatre.

pushed boundaries

“Paul Arditti worked with me on the crazy, surreal soundscape of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and Paule Constable has lit some of the most beautiful shows in London’s West End in recent years. Together with Luke Halls’ video work having pushed boundaries at the Paralympics and in Royal Opera House, we have a world class creative team in whom to trust the legacy of Bill’s much loved film.”

Set in a remote village on Scotland’s north-east coast, Local Hero follows an American oil company executive who has been sent to buy up the entire village so an oil terminal can be built in its place.

He falls in love with the people and the place itself. And, charged with telling his boss of “anything unusual” in the sky, he describes the northern lights from the phone box on the beach in the film’s most iconic scene.

Local Hero will be included in the Lyceum’s subscription season, details of which are being sent to existing subscribers. Public tickets for the rest of the 2018/19 season will go on sale from Saturday 2 June 2018.

Tickets for the Old Vic performances of Local Hero will open for advanced booking at 12noon on Tuesday 5 June 2018 with general booking opening at 12noon on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

Listing and links

Local Hero
Royal Lyceum, Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Saturday 23 March – Saturday 20 April 2019.
Tickets and details are on the Lyceum website: https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/local-hero.

The Old Vic, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB. Phone booking: 0844 871 7628
Opens June (TBC) and runs to at least 31 August 2019.
Tickets and details will be on the Old Vic website: https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on.

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