About Local Hero

Based on the 1983 Scottish comedy film of the same name, the stage adaptation of Local Hero will receive its world premiere at the Old Vic. Adapted by Bill Forsyth and David Greig with music and songs by Mark Knopfler, the original production rounds off Matthew Warchus’ fifth season as Artistic Director at the Old Vic.

WHO’S IN IT?: LOCAL HERO CAST

Casting for the world premiere of Local Hero is to be announced.

What's the story?

When Mac MacIntyre, an ambitious Texan oil executive arrives in Scotland on a mission to replace a small seaside village with an oil refinery, he’s met with concerned residents. It’s the deal of a lifetime, but Mac soon finds that putting a price on this beautiful spot is more complicated than he bargained for. Before the locals get rich, they must decide what their home is worth.

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Local Hero Performance Dates & Times

You can book from 23-May-2019 to 22-Aug-2020.

Mon
  • 19:30
Tue
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Sun
  • -

Old Vic Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Local Hero?

103 The Cut London SE1 8NB
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
  • Parking: Waterloo Station (4mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible