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Outdoor Theatre: The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

Join us in the Hanbury Hall gardens on Saturday 27 July for this funny, exciting new family musical performed with flair and wit by Illyria Theatre.

  • Booking essential

One day with the help of his wise old parrot Polynesia, Doctor Dolittle makes an extraordinary discovery: that he can talk to animals! As news of his unique talent as an animal doctor spreads, animals from across the world send messages asking for his help. So he buys a leaky old ship and embarks on a thrilling quest…

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): 110-minutes (including a 20-minute interval). Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome).

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £16.00
Child £12.00

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Essential Companion or Carer£0.00
1 Adult, 3 Children£46.00
2 Adults, 2 Children£50.00
2 Adults, 3 Children£60.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome)

Meeting point

When you arrive at the venue, parking is available in the main visitor car park. The performance area is located on the events lawn, to the left hand side of the Hall.

What to bring and wear

Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic if you wish.

Accessibility

The performance area is approx. 180 meters from the visitor car park, on the events lawn next to the Hall. A buggy will be available to transport you from the car park to the performance area. The performance area is wheelchair accessible, and there is an accessible toilet in the café.

Other

For those wishing to purchase refreshments, the Stables Café will be open before the performance begins and during the interval. Toilets are located in the Stableyard, adjacent to the café facility.

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