Mrs. Doubtfire (West End)
Ends Jun 2024 2h 30m
Mrs. Doubtfire (West End)

Mrs. Doubtfire (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(173 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

A new family-friendly musical comedy based on the 1993 film of the same name.

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Member Reviews (169)

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92 Reviews | 2 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You have your doubts (I did) it was really good fun and the cast work so hard in this non stop fun production that does the movie justice

Don't see it if You want to see the movie on stage

66 Reviews | 3 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you liked the film. It’s a very clever adaptation with lots of theatrical entertaining elements that today’s audiences would love.

Don't see it if you don’t want laugh!

82 Reviews | 16 Followers
Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love the story of a loving father and his sacrifice for his kids

Don't see it if You realize this is a story of a psychopath: breaking into emails, forging documents, scaring off new boyfriend, following the ex-wife

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the original film and want a show that sticks faithfully to it, want an enjoyable family outing and a nice day out.

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the original, are expecting an exact replica of the movie and/or don't enjoy shows with lots of families there.

59 Reviews | 3 Followers
Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a light and entertaining night out. It’s got some good songs and good jokes and staging and dancing.

Don't see it if You want an intense and new show. There is nothing new and exciting about the show which is going to change musical theatre future.

73 Reviews | 5 Followers
Ambitious, Clever

See it if You want something very American and very commercial, it’s alright and there are good performances but there’s better stuff out there

Don't see it if You’re looking for something better quality, it’s alright but I wouldn’t rush out and see it

374 Reviews | 51 Followers
Overrated, Funny, Entertaining, Dated, Cliched

See it if you enjoyed the film "Mrs. Doubtfire" and want to see a musical interpretation. There are a couple good songs as well as some funny moments.

Don't see it if you want an original production. Some scenes and songs are a bit cringey, and the show feels dated.

161 Reviews | 26 Followers
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you want a family friendly musical. If you don’t frequent the west end this has all the production value and tropes you may be looking for.

Don't see it if you want something that expands or improves on the movie, all the best gags are very familiar.

Critic Reviews (14)

June 23rd, 2023

" 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is a surprisingly original creation, modernised for a contemporary audience without detracting from the charm of the original. Not only is it a fantastically fun night out, it has heart...and that alone is worth the ticket price."
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The Guardian (UK)
June 23rd, 2023

"The show may delight a younger generation encountering the story for the first time but it ultimately serves as a cautionary tale against taking a well-loved film and giving it a bland treatment on stage."
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 22nd, 2023

“Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar – but never doubt I love ‘Mrs Doubtfire,’ the feelgood but not fluffy-minded musical that has pitched up at the newly made-over Shaftesbury theatre.”
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The Stage (UK)
June 23rd, 2023

“The story is ruthlessly streamlined, but most of the set-pieces remain...The stagecraft is cumbersome when it should dazzle. Sadly, that’s the evening’s hallmark.”
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London Theatre
June 23rd, 2023

"Appropriately enough for a tale all about transformations – inside and out – it’s surprisingly inventive, refashioning the original just enough to make it thoroughly theatrical and a smart 21st-century show."
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June 22nd, 2023

“It’s loud, it’s bright, it looks expensive, it has big energy, belly laughs, tunes and tears, plus characters to root for, adorable kids, a truly unforgettable central performance, and a really beautiful message about the importance of finding your family, whether or not it’s a conventional one.”
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Time Out London
June 27th, 2023

" 'Mrs Doubtfire' feels like it melds the best of past and present, offering a dose of nostalgia that's more complicated than Mary Poppins's spoonful of sugar - but just as sweet."
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The London Evening Standard
June 23rd, 2023

"There’s lots of fun farce and very silly comedy, which is what you’d expect from the co-writers of Chicken Run, and it’s clear that this is a show for young kids, in the elevated realm of dancing grannies and silly voices."
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