Mark Williams to play Doctor Dolittle in new stage production

Mark Williams to play Doctor Dolittle in new stage production

Mark Williams, star of The Fast Show, Father Brown, 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers, Shakespeare in Love and seven of the Harry Potter films, will star as Doctor Dolittle at the first ten venues of the new UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse.  Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals. 

Mark Williams’s many theatre credits include Fanshen at the National Theatre, Doctor of Honour for Cheek by Jowl, Moscow Gold, Singer, A Dream of People and As You Like It for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Art in the West End, Toast at the Royal Court and Tartuffe at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Williams will play Dolittle at the first ten venues of the UK & Ireland tour: Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield.
Further casting is to be announced.

Doctor Dolittle opens at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 9 November 2018.

New Stage Production of Leslie Bricusse’s Doctor Dolittle to open in November 2018 – as part of Doctor Dolittle’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

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Music & Lyrics Limited, the producers behind the highly successful recent tours of The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, High Society and The King and I, in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley, will be producing a new UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyricsContinue Reading

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Music & Lyrics and Royal & Derngate Northampton announce the tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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