Doctor Dolittle at Christmas

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. The tour will spend the Christmas season at The Lowry opening on Tuesday 11th December 2018 through to Saturday 5th January 2019.

Featuring stunning puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by 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!


The new stage production of Doctor Dolittle will be directed by Christopher Renshaw, with design by Tom Piper, and musical supervision by Mike Dixon.

Access Listings
Audio Described performance
Saturday 15th December 2018, 2pm with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm
Audio described by VocalEyes

Captioned performance
Saturday 22nd December, 2pm
Captioned by Stagetext

British Sign Language Performance
Saturday 5th January 2019, 2pm
Interpreted by Emma Jane Heap