Mark Williams to play Doctor Dolittle

Mark Williams will star in the title role when the UK & Ireland tour of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse, plays at The Lowry this Christmas (Tue 11 December 2018 – Sat 5 January 2019).

Williams, star of ‘The Fast Show’, ‘Father Brown’, ‘101 Dalmatians’, ‘The Borrowers’, ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and Harry Potter. Williams will play the eccentric Doctor for a limited run within the tour. Starring as Dolittle at the first ten venues.

Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse. This will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison.  Featuring the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals.

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!

TNT Arts & Culture 

Photo Credit: The Lowry

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