Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Much better than the film: Mrs Doubtfire, at Shaftesbury Theatre, reviewed

Plus: an astonishing feat of compressed storytelling, tenderness and humour from Andrew Lloyd Webber

Gabriel Vick as Mrs Doubtfire/Daniel Hillard

Mrs Doubtfire is a social comedy about divorce. We meet Miranda, a talentless, bitter mother, who tires of her caring but imperfect husband, Daniel, and kicks him out of the house on some footling pretext. When Miranda later discovers that Daniel’s loyalty to their children is an asset of inestimable value she invites him back.

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