THE Broadway hit musical Mrs Doubtfire is to make its UK debut in Manchester.

The show will open at the Opera House on Friday, September 2 and run until Saturday, October 1.

Producers Kevin McCollum and Jamie Wilson said: "We are thrilled to announce that Mrs Doubtfire will make its UK premiere next year. Manchester is one of the great cities of theatre, and we can’t wait to bring Mrs Doubtfire to the Opera House.

"We hope audiences will take this hilarious and touching show to their hearts, and promise a great evening for everyone.!"

It's the story of a dad who loses his children after a messy custody battle; he then invents the character of Mrs Doubtfire, a Scottish nanny to remain close to his loved one. Many people will remember the hit movie starring Robin Williams.

The musical version broke box office records when it premiered in Seattle before heading on to Broadway.

Sarah Bleasdale, general manager, Palace and Opera House Theatres, said: "We’re incredibly excited to have another production launching in the UK from Manchester, and this time direct from Broadway.

"We continue to proudly showcase the very best in new musical theatre under our Manchester gets it first banner and know that our audiences have a real treat on the way with the iconic Mrs Doubtfire. A big moment for our theatres and the city, and a production we cannot wait to open our doors to."

Tickets go on general sale next Thursday, November 11 from