Music & Lyrics Productions has announced that its touring production of Doctor Dolittle, starring Mark Williams, will close at the end of its run at the New Theatre, Oxford, on Saturday 26 January 2019. It had been planned to tour the UK and Ireland until November 2019. The company has cited lower than anticipated advance ticket sales for the reason to cancel the tour.
Over 50 years since the release of the original 1967 film starring Rex Harrison, Leslie Bricusse’s Doctor Dolittle The Musical receives a major new revival stage revival.
Doctor Dolittle follows the “impossible” man who understands animals better than people so with the help of his parrot Polynesia, learns their languages to help cure all their ailments.
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 and Ireland tour of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse.