Kingsley Players back on stage with magical musical ‘Dr Dolittle’

THE award-winning Kingsley Players are back on stage with an exciting journey to the magical world of Dr Dolittle at the end of January.

Based on the much-loved stories of Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox film starring Rex Harrison, this stage version features all the famous Broadway songs such as ëTalk to the Animalsí and the Richard Attenborough classic ëIíve Never Seen Anything Like Ití.

The musical tells the story of the quirky but kind animal doctor who is wrongly accused of murder. Follow him on crazy adventures as he and his friends (human and animal) embark on a sea voyage to track down the Great Pink Sea Snail ñ the oldest, wisest creature on Earth.

Dylan White, who starred as Mr Tom in the recent award-winning production ëGoodnight Mr Tomí, plays the title role of Dr Dolittle. He is joined on stage with a large talented cast which includes Matt Jones, Chloe Rigby, Andrea Jones, Joe Youds and Matthew Betteridge.

Director Lynn Pegler said: ‘This show is a treat for all ages and a joy to perform. We do, of course, have a dancing Pushmi Pullu, as well as a large menagerie of talking cows, pigs, horses, ducks and chimpanzees. What better way to banish the winter blues than by joining our enchanting visit to Puddleby-on-the-Marsh and the fantastic world of Dr Dolittle!’

Dr Dolittle will play for five performances at Kingsley Community Centre, Wednesday 23rd and Saturday 26th January, 2019, including a Saturday matinee. Dr Dolittle book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

Tickets cost £7/£8, with £5 concessions available on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinee. Book in advance through the website or by ringing the box office on 07724 892154.

Pictures show Kingsley Players cast in Dr Dolittle.
Dr Dolittle: Dylan White. Matthew Mugg: Matt Jones. Polynesia Parrot: Andrea Jones. Tommy: Matthew Betteridge. Gertie: Hazel Betteridge.

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