Danny The Champion of the World

Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood
Open Air Theatre Performance
Time: 5:00pm

Production by Illyria
Open Air Theatre in Castle Kennedy Gardens

Enjoy a great, family outing with a thrilling, open air theatre production of one of Roald Dahl’s best loved tales, Danny the Champion of the World!

Danny and his devoted father live in a caravan and operate the petrol station and garage. When Danny turns nine he is devastated to find out about his father’s secret passion for pheasant-poaching in the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell, the local wealthy landowner. One night, Danny awakes to find his father has not returned from a night of poaching. Fearing that his father may be in danger, Danny sets off to rescue him. Soon, with a little help from the village, Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted against Victor Hazell.

Illyria’s Theatre for families, who recently brought us ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine” and ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’; once again offer us great family storytelling in an intelligent and highly entertaining way. So join Illyria with your family for an early evening production of a funny and heart-warming story in the heart of Castle Kennedy Gardens.

OH…. And a lot of pheasants…..

Family fun for all ages 5+.

Marquee provided if weather unfavourable. Tearoom open for refreshments and light snacks. Picnics are welcome. Low back chairs, rugs and insect repellent recommended.
Performed by the 16th century castle ruins in Castle Kennedy Gardens, this year’s fantastic Illyria performance presents great entertainment in the most atmospheric of locations.



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