The story of the man who talks with the animals (played by Rex Harrison in the 1967 film). Not succeeding well as a real Doctor - largely because he prefers animals to even the best of people, Doctor Doolittle becomes an animal doctor. His pet parrot convinces him to learn the animal languages and he becomes a great success. In order to fund an expedition to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail Doctor Doolittle joins a circus but this leads him to help a love-sick seal return to her freedom - an act that loses him his. The circus animals help him to escape and he sets off on an adventure aboard "The Flounder". The travellers end up on a floating island eventually meeting the snail who gives his friends a lift home - he himself not returning to avoid re-imprisonment. But when his friends clear his name he is able to convince the giant lunar moth to give him the ride he needs to rejoin them. Running time includes the interval.Performers Mark Williams (Doctor Dolittle - Bromley/Salford/Oxford/Wolverhampton/Newcastle/Hull/Aberdeen/Northampton/Nottingham/Sheffield), Brian Capron (Bromley/Salford/Oxford/Wolverhampton/Newcastle/Hull/Aberdeen/Northampton/Nottingham/Sheffield), Vicky Entwistle, Mollie Melia-Redgrave, Femi Akinfolarin, Erica Jayne Alden, Lydia Bannister, Joel Bayliss, Evonnee Bentley-Holder, Jane Cranshaw, Emily Essery, Jacob Fisher, George Hankers, Catherine Hannay, Evan James, Leon Kay, Emma Lloyd, Ross Meagrow, Owen McHugh, Tom Norman, Emily Ann Potter, Ellie Seaton, Richard Vorster, Harry Cross (Tommy Stubbins - some dates), Elliot Morris (Tommy Stubbins - some dates), Quillan O'Meara McDonald (Tommy Stubbins - some dates), Louis Parker (Tommy Stubbins - some dates), Elliott Rose (Tommy Stubbins - some dates), Thomas Ryan (Tommy Stubbins - some dates), Adele Anderson (Lady Bellowes/Poison Arrow).
Author Alan Jay Lerner. Author Leslie Bricusse. Producer Music & Lyrics Limited (in association with Churchill Bromley). Director Christopher Renshaw. Design Tom Piper. Music Mike Dixon (musical supervision).