Musical trots onto the Playhouse stage

THE classic tale of kindness to animals and animal kindnesses trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Whitley Bay this week.

All of the characters we’ve come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting are given new life in the stage version of Doctor Dolittle at the Playhouse Whitley Bay from Thursday, November 3, to Saturday, November 5.

Day8 Productions’ director Claire Willis said: “We were delighted when we realised we had secured the first UK amateur premiere of the show.

“Several other companies who were due to perform it after us, have pulled out due to its complexities. We have however risen to the challenge and are delighted that we can show this wonderful family musical.”

Tickets are priced from £8.50 and available by calling 0844 277 2771, or by visiting