Mrs Doubtfire musical to open in Manchester in September 2022

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The musical adaptation of Mrs Doubtfire will make its UK premiere in Manchester next year!

Based on the hit movie, the stage version is written by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell.


Jerry Zaks directs the show which recently reopened on Broadway after the pandemic forced it to close just days in previews in 2020.

The UK premiere will run at Manchester Opera House from 2 September to 1 October 2022 with tickets on sale now here.

Mrs Doubtfire tells the story of out-of-work actor Daniel who, after losing custody of his children in a messy divorce, creates the ​alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives.

Producers 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, added: “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.”

Casting is to be confirmed.

The creative team features scenic design by David Korins, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and music supervision by Ethan Popp.

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