Local Hero banner image
Back to Musicals

Local Hero Tickets

Old Vic Theatre, London
Tickets for the West End transfer of Local Hero the musical are available now!

Keep me updated

We'll tell you as soon as tickets go on sale:

  • Full refund if your event is cancelled
  • Official tickets from an authorised retailer
  • 100% Secure booking process guaranteed

Local Hero musical tickets available now!

Don't worry, no one is trying to pull a fast one on you. The iconic film, Local Hero, has been made into a musical by creator Bill Forsyth, with music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. Tickets for the world premiere of Local Hero at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh were in such demand that the initial run was extended. Now transferring to London's Old Vic Theatre for a limited 9-week run as part of the venue's ambitious Season 5 programmeLocal Hero tickets are sure to be as sought after as the village of Ferness. 

Local Hero the musical comes to the West End

When Mac MacIntyre, a driven oil executive from Texas, shows up in Scotland, he's on a mission to buy the small seaside village and its surroundings so he can place a refinery on the site. It seems like the deal of a lifetime for everyone involved, but Mac comes to learn that putting a price tag on this idyllic locale entails more than he had bargained for. The locals have to decide what their village is worth. A fancy car, a million dollars, a marriage? Is there enough money, even in the oil world, to buy the feeling of being at home?

The critically acclaimed film gets a new lease of life as it comes to the stage in this stunning musical adaptation that wowed audiences in its world premiere ahead of its West End transfer to the Old Vic Theatre.

Cast and Creatives of Local Hero the Musical

The 1983 film was written and directed by Bill Forsyth, who went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his work. The film starred Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award-winning actor Burt Lancaster alongside Peter Riegert (Animal HouseCrossing DelanceyAmerican Pastoral), Denis Lawson (Bleak HouseNew TricksStar Wars) and Fulton Mackay (Porridge).

Forsyth teamed up with David Greig of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax for the new musical adaptation, which is directed by John Crowley (BrooklynThe Goldfinch). Music and lyrics are by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, who was also behind the best selling soundtrack of the original film. The world premiere of Local Hero featured Damian Humbley (Little Shop of HorrorsLend Me a TenorMerrily We Roll Along) as Mac, Katrina Bryan (TaggartNina and the Neurons, See You, See Me) as Stella, Matthew Pidgeon (Bitter WheatWolf House) as Gordon, and Simon Rouse (The BillWhen We Are MarriedThe Bomb) as Happer. News of whether or not the cast will be transferring with the production is yet to be announced. 

Tickets for Local Hero the musical were in such high demand at the world premiere that the initial run of the show was extended. Don't miss your chance to strike it rich, be sure to book your Local Hero musical tickets early to guarantee the best seats at the best prices! 

The Old Vic run of Local Hero is strictly limited to just 9 weeks, so book your tickets before you miss the deal of a lifetime!


Additional Information

Age restriction

Suitable for ages 11+.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

18 June - 15 September 2020

Access

Audio Described performance: Mon 10 Aug 7.30pm Caption performance: Fri 14 Aug 7.30pm

Venue Information

Old Vic TheatreThe Cut, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB

Group Pricing

Special pricing for groups of 10 or moreCheck our group prices and save!