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Outdoor theatre: The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

12 July, gates open 5.45pm. Performance 6.30-8.20pm. Illyria perform this much-loved family adventure; when Dr Dolittle learns how to talk to animals, he embarks on a thrilling quest to cure illness, spread kindness, and better understand animals.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Please bring your own seating/rug, suitable clothing and a picnic. Well-behaved dogs on leads are permitted. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Doctor Dolittle leads a simple life as the village doctor in sleepy Puddleby-On-The-Marsh. He often undercharges his patients, or even treats them for free, so he is terribly poor. But one day, with the help of his wise old parrot Polynesia, he makes an extraordinary discovery: that he can talk to animals.

As news of his talent as an animal doctor spreads, animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he borrows a leaky old ship and embarks on a thrilling quest to cure illness, spread kindness, and better understand animals everywhere. He is joined on his adventures by a loyal animal crew: Jip (a dog), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Dab Dab (a duck), and Gub Gub (an ever-hungry, cake-loving pig) – who together may even help him fix his money problems once and for all!

Hugh Lofting’s timeless classic celebrates the power of empathy and inspires audiences young and old to see the world through the eyes of animals. This funny, exciting new family musical is performed with flair and wit by Illyria in the great outdoors.

Running time (approx): 1hr 50mins (inc 20 minute interval) Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome) Book early to avoid missing out.

Illyria supports the Equity union's Charter for Outdoor Theatre

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Carer (one per paid booking)£0.00
Adult Adult ticket + booking fee£21.08
Child Child ticket + booking fee£10.54
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0333 666 3366

Suitability

This is a family-friendly show.

Meeting point

Once you've shown your ticket, follow the main path to the north lawn.

What to bring and wear

It might be summer, but the evenings can get chilly. Bring jumpers to pull on as the temperature lowers and wear comfortable outdoor clothing. Please bring a picnic and something to sit on!

Accessibility

This performance is held on a grassed area. There is a small slope as you come off the gravel path and head to the performance.

Other

It's about a 10 minute walk from the visitor car park to the north lawn. You'll need to be able to carry your chairs and picnics up so make sure your things aren't too heavy.

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