Smash-hit Broadway musical comedy Mrs Doubtfire The Musical is to transfer to the West End.
Based on the much-loved movie starring Robin Williams, the hit stage musical will open at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London on Friday 12 May 2023, with a Press Night on Thursday 22 June.
& Juliet is currently playing at the Shaftesbury, and is due to close on 25 March 2023.
Mrs Doubtfire has recently had a successful pre-West End try out in Manchester, playing the Manchester Opera House from 2 September to 1 October 2022.
Mrs Doubtfire has original music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. The original creative team behind the Broadway production are also involved, with direction by 4-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Waitress), and music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations by Ethan Popp (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical).
Gabriel Vick (Avenue Q), who starred in the lead role of Daniel Hillard in Mrs Doubtfire The Musical in Manchester, and played by Robin Williams in the movie, will take the lead role in London.
Gabriel will be joined in the principal cast by Carla Dixon-Hernandez (Matilda the Musical) as Lydia Hillard, Cameron Blakely (The Addams Family) as Frank Hillard, Marcus Collins (Kinky Boots) as Andre, and Ian Talbot OBE (Hairspray, and Director of The Mousetrap) as Mr. Jolly.
Further cast include Joshua Dever, Samuel Wilson-Freeman, Maria Garrett, Kiera Haynes, Adam Lyons, Lisa Mathieson, Ellie Mitchell, Matt Overfield, Tom Scanlon, Vicki Lee Taylor and Rebecca Donnelly, Amy Everett and Paulo Teixeira.
The roles of Miranda Hillard, Stuart Dunmire, Janet Lundy, Wanda Sellner and the full cast are to be announced at a later date.
Alongside Jerry Zaks in the creative team, are choreography by Lorin Latarro (Waitress), scenic design is by David Korins (Hamilton), costume design by Catherine Zuber (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg (Pretty Woman The Musical), sound design by Brian Ronan (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Ethan Popp (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), hair design by David Brian Brown (Frozen), makeup & prosthetics design by Tommy Kurzman (The King and I), casting by Stuart Burt (Caberet), and Children’s Casting Director by Verity Naughton.
Mrs Doubtfire is produced by Kevin McCollum and Jamie Wilson and is presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical.