Yoo-hoo! Enjoy a classic film on stage with Mrs Doubtfire musical tickets
Watch out poppets, the Mrs Doubtfire musical is in London! Based on the hit film starring Robin Williams, this hilarious and heart-warming show will lift your spirits at the Shaftesbury Theatre. After a Tony Award-nominated season on Broadway, audiences on this side of the pond can enjoy the treat of spending time with – arguably – fiction’s most famous nanny as she plots, causes chaos, and learns a few lessons along the way.
Unemployed actor Daniel Hillard’s life isn’t going how he planned. Not only is his career stalling but he’s also lost custody of his children in a messy split from their mum. Desperate to spend time with them, he comes up with a wild plan… and Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire is born! As his newest character takes on a life of her own, Daniel is about to learn more than he ever imagined about being a good dad.
Mrs. Doubtfire has been watched on repeat and beloved by generations since its release as a film in 1993, starring the inimitable Robin Williams. This musical adaptation, which features brand new songs “Rockin’ Now” and “I Want to Be There”, opened on Broadway in 2020 and celebrated its UK premiere at Manchester Opera House in September 2022. Its season in Manchester was a massive success and got everyone excited for the iconic nanny’s arrival in London! The sensational Mrs Doubtfire musical also followed in the footsteps of similar pre-West End runs including Back to the Future and & Juliet.
Anyone worried that Robin Williams cannot be beaten need not fret, because this musical and lead performance takes on a winning style of its own. You can relive all of the best moments and catchphrases from the film with plenty of fresh humour, original songs and a huge dose of excitement in this “surprisingly clever stage update” (Time Out)!
The Mrs Doubtfire musical has a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick. The Kirkpatricks’ and O’Farrell’s other work includes Shakespearean spoof musical Something Rotten!, and Karey Kirkpatrick and O’Farrell also collaborated on Aardman Animations’ Chicken Run. Karey Kirkpatrick is a seasoned professional in children’s and family entertainment, with an impressive list of film credits to his name including The Rescuers Down Under, James and the Giant Peach, Over the Hedge, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Charlotte’s Web, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Catch Gabriel Vick as Daniel, Carla Dixon-Hernandez as Lydia, Cameron Blakely as Frank, Marcus Collins as Andre, and Ian Talbot as Mr Jolly in the Mrs Doubtfire musical West End cast, all delivering massive laughs and plenty of heart.
Vick has previously appeared in Little Miss Sunshine the musical, and for his role as Daniel/Mrs Doubtfire he received rave reviews from critics. The Guardian pointed out his “gift for impersonation”, whilst Time Out declared that he “pulls off both the gags and the songs with impressive aplomb”, and theatregoers will be stunned by his impressive costume (and makeup) changes, sometimes at mind-boggling speed, throughout the show. Look out for the iconic restaurant scene, when Daniel and Mrs Doubtfire are both expected as guests, and try to work out exactly how Vick manages to pull off the changes without getting rumbled!
The laugh-out-loud funny Mrs Doubtfire musical is packed with nostalgic characters, brand-new songs and a story about the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love. This is pure entertainment for kids and adults alike, so join her at the Shaftesbury Theatre for a big-hearted night out this year.
The Mrs Doubtfire musical is recommended for ages 6+