New stage production of Doctor Dolittle to tour UK

Date Posted: 06/12/2017

The new show will begin its tour in November 2018 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the film Doctor Dolittle.

The tour will open at the Churchill Theatre Bromley on 9th November 2018 and will continue to visit venues across the UK in 2019.

Featuring visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including Talk To The Animals. 

Synopsis: Doctor Dolittle

Eccentric Doctor Dolittle embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place. Helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot, the larger-than-life Doctor Dolittle teaches us not only to talk to the animals but to listen to them as well. 

Casting is to be announced in due course. Leslie Bricusse has written the book, music and lyrics for Doctor Dolittle. It will be directed by Christopher Renshaw.

Selected 2018/2019 tour dates

Churchill Theatre Bromley: 9th - 24th November

The Lowry Salford: 11th December - 5th January 

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre: 23rd January - 9th February

Royal & Derngate Northampton: 26th March - 6th April

Festival Theatre Edinburgh: 14th - 25th May

Alhambra Theatre Bradford: 28th May - 8th June

The Marlowe, Canterbury: 9th - 20th July

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton: 20th - 31st August

Blackpool Winter Gardens: 3rd - 14th September

Birmingham Hippodrome: 22nd October - 2nd November

More dates and venues for the tour can be found via the website. Additional venues and dates are expected to be announced soon.

Group organisers should contact their chosen theatres for details about group ticket rates.

For more information, visit doctordolittlemusical.com.

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