Friday, June 8

Mark Williams cast in title role for Dr Dolittle Tour

According to today's Mail, Mark Williams has been cast as the eponymous doctor in the new tour of Doctor Dolittle which starts at he Chuichill Theatre in Bromley on  9th November

Mark Williams  is an actor, screenwriter and presenter who is probably best known as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films, and as one of the stars of BBC's  The Fast Show. He also played Brian Williams in the BBC series Doctor Who, and Olaf Petersen in Red Dwarf. Most recently he has appeared as the title character in the BBC series Father Brown. Williams' previous theatre credits include Fanshen at the National Theatre, Doctor of Honour for Cheek by Jowl and Toast at the Royal Court.

Williams will play Dolittle in Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield with more castin gnews to follow.

This  new production of Leslie Bricusse's Doctor Dolittle is being produced by Music & Lyrics (The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, High Society and The King and I) late next year as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison. The new version of the musical features stunning visual puppetry with a reworked book by Bricusse, music and lyrics by Bricusse and copies the 1967 movie of the same name based on the children's stories by Hugh Lofting.

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