It has been announced that the new comedy musical Mrs. Doubtfire UK will preview on television for the first time in the UK on 17 March with an exclusive performance on BBC’s Comic Relief.
Full casting has also been confirmed today for the London production which will begin performances at the newly refurbished Shaftesbury Theatre from 12 May.
As previously announced, Mrs. Doubtfire will introduce Gabriel Vick (Avenue Q) as Daniel Hillard.
Gabriel will be joined by Laura Tebbutt (School of Rock) as Miranda Hillard, Carla Dixon-Hernandez (Matilda the Musical) as Lydia Hillard, Cameron Blakely (Newsies) as Frank Hillard, Marcus Collins (Kinky Boots) as Andre, Samuel Edwards (Anything Goes) as Stuart Dunmire, Ian Talbot OBE (Hairspray, and Director of The Mousetrap) as Mr. Jolly and Kelly Agbowu (Sylvia) as Wanda Sellner.
Completing the cast are Nicole Carlisle, Joshua Dever, Joseph Dockree, Rebecca Donnelly, Amy Everett, Maria Garrett, Kiera Haynes, Vicki Lee Taylor, Adam Lyons, Lisa Mathieson, Corey Mitchell, Ellie Mitchell, Matt Overfield, Rhys Owen, Christopher Parkinson, Micha Richardson, Tom Scanlon, Paulo Teixeira and Samuel Wilson-Freeman.
Mrs. Doubtfire also introduces Max Bispham, Elliot Mugume and Frankie Treadaway who alternate the role of Christopher Hillard and Scarlett Davies, Angelica-Pearl Scott and Ava Posniak who alternate the role of Natalie Hillard.
Mrs. Doubtfire has been created by a transatlantic team of award-winning artists, with Original Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, and a Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell.
The production is directed by by 4-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Lorin Latarro, music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations by Ethan Popp, set design by David Korins, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Philip S. Rosenberg, sound by Brian Ronan, casting by Stuart Burt, and children’s casting by Verity Naughton.