The Adventures of Dr Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting
Open Air Theatre Performance
Time: 6.00pm, grounds open from 5.00pm
When Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he buys a leaky old ship and, together with his trusty pet-crew of Jip the dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, Dab-Dab the Duck and permanently hungry Gub-Gub the pig, sets forth on a mission to heal illness, spread compassion and gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom. A funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals, this show is created by the same Illyria team who brought you an entire menagerie of animal puppets in DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD and a life-size T-Rex in THE LOST WORLD. The show is suitable for cheeky monkeys aged 5+.
Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings of Castle Kennedy Gardens for the perfect evening of magical theatre in magical surroundings.
A marquee is provided if the weather is unfavourable. The Tearoom is open for refreshments and light snacks. Picnics are welcome. Low back chairs, rugs and insect repellent are recommended.
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