Doctor Dolittle UK Tour


Doctor Dolittle UK TourFollowing the success of their 2017 tour of The Addams Family, Music and Lyrics in association with the Churchill Theatre Bromley are to present the Doctor Dolittle UK Tour from November 2018.

Doctor Dolittle has a book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse. This new production will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film that starred Rex Harrison. The production will feature stunning puppetry and a book reworked for this production by Bricusse.

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!

Leslie Bricusse has written the book, music and/or lyrics for more than 40 musical films and plays.  Stage musicals include Stop the World – I Want to Get OffPickwickHarveyGoodbye, Mr ChipsScrooge and Victor/Victoria, while films (songs and/or screenplays) include ScroogeWilly Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryGoodbye, Mr ChipsSupermanVictor/VictoriaHome Alone 1 & 2HookGoldfingerYou Only Live TwiceThe Last Emperor and various Pink Panthers.  His songs include What Kind of Fool Am I?My Old Man’s A DustmanGoldfingerYou Only Live TwiceOn A Wonderful Day Like TodayThe Candy Man and Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-Dee-Doo.  As well as winning two Oscars, he has won a Grammy and eight Ivor Novello Awards.

The new stage production of Doctor Dolittle will be directed by Christopher Renshaw (Le Grand MortZorroTabooWe Will Rock YouThe King and I), with design by Tom Piper (Associate Designer at the RSC from 2004  to 2014, and designed the installation for the Tower of London poppies installation and subsequent tours – original concept and Poppies by Paul Cummins), and musical supervision by Mike Dixon (most recent theatre includes Mrs Henderson PresentsOh What A Lovely WarBodyguardTabooHairZorroNever Forget and We Will Rock You).

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9 – 24 November 2018
Churchill Theatre Bromley

11 December – 5 January 2019
The Lowry Salford

29 January – 9 February 2019
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

12 – 23 February 2019
Newcastle Theatre Royal

26 February – 9 March 2019
Hull New Theatre

12 – 23 March 2019
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

26 March – 6 April 2019
Royal & Derngate Northampton

9 – 20 April 2019
Nottingham Theatre Royal

23 April – 4 May 2019
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

14 – 25 May 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh

28 May – 8 June 2019
Alhambra Theatre Bradford

11 – 22 June  2019
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

9 – 20 July 2019
The Marlowe, Canterbury

6 – 17 August 2019
Wales Millennium Centre

20 – 31 August 2019
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

3 – 14 September 2019
Blackpool Winter Gardens

22 October – 2 November 2019
Birmingham Hippodrome              

Further venues to be announced.

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