Robin Williams’ iconic character Mrs. Doubtfire has been reimagined for the stage, and the show will be making its UK debut right here in Manchester.

Written by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, helmed by legendary, Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks, the comedy musical will arrive at Manchester Opera House on Fri 2 Sep 2022, going on a strictly limited season run until Sat 1 Oct.

The performance follows the familiar big-screen storyline.  After losing custody of his children in a messy divorce, out-of-work actor Daniel creates the ​alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father.

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”.

The show is currently performing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway, having started with a spectacular run at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in 2019. Extended by popular demand, the Seattle performances shattered the record for the bestselling new musical in the history of The 5th Avenue Theatre, selling over $4.7M worth of tickets and playing to more than 75,000 people in just 42 performances.

Tickets go on sale Thu 11 Nov.

Fri 2 Sep - Sat 1 Oct
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Wed 29 Dec 2021