UK tour of Doctor Dolittle cancelled

Date Posted: 11/01/2019

It has been announced that the UK tour of Doctor Dolittle, starring Mark Williams, has been cancelled.

Music & Lyrics Productions has announced that its touring production of Doctor Dolittle will close at the end of its run at the New Theatre, Oxford, on Saturday 26th January 2019. 

It had been planned to tour the UK and Ireland until November 2019 but has now taken the decision to end the tour early.

The reported reason for its cancellation is due to the company receiving lower than anticipated advance ticket sales for the upcoming venues. 

The tour was scheduled to visit venues such as Northampton, Nottingham and Edinburgh.

Chair of Music & Lyrics, Robert Sanderson, said in a statement: "Music & Lyrics was established to create work of scale and imagination for regional presenting venues and over eight years it has met with a high degree of success. 

“On this occasion, Doctor Dolittle has not secured the same degree of support and, sadly, members of the consortium have had no alternative but to foreshorten the planned tour.

"I would like to thank all those involved in creating this breathtaking production, which has been enjoyed by audiences and critics alike. There is still time to see the production in Oxford between 15th and 26th January."

Members of the public who have purchased tickets for venues across the tour should contact their venue to arrange refunds.

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