Harry Potter star Mark Williams will work his magic on city audiences when he plays Dr Dolittle at His Majesty’s Theatre.
The actor, who played Arthur Weasley, was today unveiled in the title role of the smash musical – but only for the first 10 dates of its UK tour.
That means his only Scottish appearance, as the doctor who can talk to the animals, will be at His Majesty’s during the show’s two-week run from March 12 to 23, next year.
Aberdeen Performing Arts director of programming and creative projects Ben Torrie said: “We are really excited about having this production at HMT.
Doctor Dolittle promises to be a fun, colourful show with dazzling visual puppetry and will be a real spectacle for all the family.
“To have an actor the calibre of Mark Williams in the leading role is really the icing on the cake.”
Mark became a household name with The Fast Show, before starring in all seven Harry Potter films and also as crime-solving priest Father Brown.
As well as a successful screen career, he is an acclaimed stage actor including with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He is taking on the role of Dr Dolittle made famous by Rex Harrison in the film version.
This new stage production is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original movie.
It will feature the same songs, including the Oscar-winning Talk To The Animals.
It tells the story of the eccentric doctor who embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place.
Helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot, the larger-than-life Doctor Dolittle teaches us all to not only to talk to the animals but to listen to them as well.
Tickets for Dr Dolittle are on sale now.