Shaftesbury Theatre Seating Plan includes Stalls Royal Circle and Grand Circle. NOTE: Seating may vary slightly from time and from one production to another and these changes may not be shown.
Seating capacity: 1400. Seating in The Stalls is from Row A to Row V – From 3-34 maximum. Seating in The Royal Circle is from Row A to M with numbers from 6 to 33. Seating in The Grand Circle is from Row A to I, with numbers 3 to 35. Mrs Doubtfire is playing from 12th May 2023.
The Shaftesbury Theatre London
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
“Mrs. Doubtfire” is a popular 1993 American comedy film that starred the late Robin Williams in the lead role. The film was directed by Chris Columbus and written by Randi Mayem Singer and Leslie Dixon, based on the novel “Alias Madame Doubtfire” by Anne Fine. It tells the story of a recently divorced actor who, in order to spend more time with his children, disguises himself as a Scottish nanny named Mrs. Doubtfire.
In 2015, it was announced that “Mrs. Doubtfire” was being adapted into a stage musical, with Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks at the helm. The musical features a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, with music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick.
The musical made its world premiere on November 26, 2019, at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington, before transferring to Broadway in 2020. The Broadway production was set to open on April 5, 2020, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The musical eventually opened on December 5, 2021, after several postponements.
The musical stars Rob McClure as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire, with Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, his ex-wife, and Analise Scarpaci, Jake Ryan Flynn, and Avery Sell as their children. The show features a number of new songs, as well as some familiar tunes from the film, including “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Dude (Looks Like a Lady).”
The musical has received generally positive reviews from critics, who have praised the performances of the cast and the new songs added to the show. It has also been praised for its handling of the sensitive subject matter of divorce and family dynamics. However, some critics have criticized the show for being too faithful to the source material, and not taking enough risks in its adaptation.
Overall, “Mrs. Doubtfire” the musical is a heartwarming and hilarious adaptation of the beloved film, with catchy songs and a talented cast bringing the story to life on stage.
Accessibility at the Shaftesbury Theatre
The Shaftesbury Theatre is an accessible venue for both visitors and staff. Built in 1911, the Theatre is now over a century old but alterations have been made to building as accessible as possible. There are assisted performances for all productions and staff benefit from a continuous training programme.
The Box Office and Royal Circle are on street level; patrons with limited mobility are recommended to sit in the Royal Circle. Other areas of the auditorium can only be accessed using stairs and unfortunately, there is no lift. Please speak to Box Office staff to discuss your requirements when booking your tickets.
The Foyer Bar serves the Royal Circle and is accessible via ramp or 3 steps. The Front of House team are available to assist with bar orders and will ensure that all audience members are comfortable during their visit.
There is one accessible toilet which is located in the Royal Circle on the low numbers (1-18) side of the auditorium. The toilet is a large cubicle fitted with a hand rail, accessible wash basin, outward opening door and emergency alarm.
There are two wheelchair positions in the Royal Circle in Boxes F and E and a wheelchair transfer position in Box B. Boxes F and E are accessible via ramp and Box B has level access followed by a two-step transfer. Please note that Box E has a restricted view. There are also two level transfer positions in the Royal Circle, Row A, seats 4-5 and 32-33. Front of House staff will look after a wheelchair for any patron wishing to transfer into a seat; it will be brought to the user during the interval and at the end of the performance. When booking, please state if you are a wheelchair user so that our Box Office staff can ensure the best seats are available.
The Theatre also has its own wheelchair that is available for anyone who may require it. Please let the Box Office know if you would like to make use of the wheelchair when you book.
ASSISTANCE FOR DEAF AND HEARING-IMPAIRED PEOPLE
The Theatre is equipped with an infra-red system and headsets are available on request; please speak to our Front of House team when you arrive if you require one.
GUIDE AND HEARING DOGS
Guide dogs and Hearing dogs are welcome at the Theatre. They may sit with you in the auditorium or our Front of House team will look after them whilst you enjoy the performance.
Stage Door: 020 7379 3345
Box Office: 020 7379 5399