There’s no denying that Robin Williams immortalised the character of Mrs Doubtfire. It was heavenly casting, to say the least. And while imagining anyone else in the role sparks apprehension, we’re pretty excited to see the story (and the beloved housekeeper) come back to life with a bang in its brand new stage show.
Re-emerging from the 90s with a musical touch, the brand new theatre show will tell the story of out-of-work actor Daniel, who has lost custody of his children in a messy divorce. In a desperate bid to stay in their lives, Daniel takes on the persona of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire, teaching him more than he never knew about being a great father to his children.
Created by an award-winning team who’ve worked on theatrical hits such as Hamilton, Waitress and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, fans of the 1993 movie can expect the same magical charm that viewers fell in love with upon the classic film’s release, with new, original music to enjoy throughout the show.
Showing at the Manchester Opera House, the show will take on a very limited theatrical run – landing on the Manchester stage on Friday 2nd September 2022, right through until 1st October 2022.
Kevin McCollum and Jamie Wilson said: “We are thrilled to announce that Mrs Doubtfire will make its UK premiere next year. Manchester is one of the great cities of theatre, and we can’t wait to bring Mrs Doubtfire to the Opera House. We hope audiences will take this hilarious and touching show to their hearts, and promise a great evening for everyone!”
Sarah Bleasdale, General Manager, Palace and Opera House Theatres, said: “We’re incredibly excited to have another production launching in the UK from Manchester, and this time – direct from Broadway. We continue to proudly showcase the very best in new musical theatre under our Manchester gets it first banner and know that our audiences have a real treat on the way with the iconic Mrs Doubtfire. A big moment for our theatres and the city, and a production we cannot wait to open our doors to.”
Kicking off in Seattle earlier this year, the show is currently playing on New York’s Broadway and will mark its UK premiere right here in Manchester. Tickets are on sale now, and you can get yours here.