Rehearsal images have been released for Doctor Dolittle which stars Mark Williams as Doctor Dolittle, Brian Capron as Albert Blossom/Straight Arrow, Vicky Entwistle as Polynesia, Adèle Anderson as Lady Bellows/Poison Arrow, Mollie Melia-Redgrave as Emma Fairfax, and Patrick Sullivan as Matthew Mugg.
Mark Williams and Brian Capron will play the first ten venues on the tour – Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield. Adèle Anderson will play at the first six venues of the tour – Bromley, Salford, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Hull. Vicky Entwistle, Mollie Melia-Redgrave and Patrick Sullivan will play the entire tour.
This new production of Doctor Dolittle, 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. Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be directed by Christopher Renshaw.