Mark Williams to star as Doctor Dolittle in Northampton

Mark Williams, star of The Fast Show, Shakespeare in Love and seven of the Harry Potter films, will star as Doctor Dolittle new UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle, heading to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate in March 2019.


Mark Williams as Doctor Dolittle credit Simon Turtle

The tour, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature 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!

Mark Williams’ many theatre credits include Fanshen at the National Theatre, Doctor of Honour for Cheek by Jowl, Moscow Gold, Singer, A Dream of People and As You Like It for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Art in the West End, Toast at the Royal Court and Tartuffe at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Williams will play Dolittle in Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield. Further casting is to be announced.


Doctor Dolittle is at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from 26 March – 6 April 2019. Tickets available at www,royalandderngate.co.uk. Tickets from £19-£50.50. There is a  £3 per-transaction fee for bookings of £15 and over, excluding Friends, Groups, Disabled Patrons and Subscribers. To book 8 or more tickets, contact the Groups line on 01604 620066 to secure the best prices.