Garden Theatre – The Lost World
Back by popular demand, Illyria theatre group makes a welcome return. This year, on the 13th July, they are performing “The Lost World”, with our trail of over 70 life-sized dinosaurs, this is an ideal location for the play.
Since before the times of Ancient Greece, storytellers have told tall tales about adventurers’ travels to strange lands and the monsters they meet there. But in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World” version of the classic plot, the adventurers were the first to bring the monsters back! This inspired the likes of King Kong, Godzilla, Alien and a host of other classic monster movies!
Four intrepid explorers, led by the redoubtable Professor Challenger, travel to an uncharted plateau in South America following a few scant directions scribbled in a sketch book. They find flora and fauna beyond their wildest dreams, become involved in tribal warfare between ape-men and indigenous humans, and encounter terrifying dinosaurs previously believed to be extinct. But when their camera is destroyed in an accident what evidence can they produce to prove that these creatures actually exist? Unless, of course, they bring live specimens back to London in “unbreakable” crates to reveal to an astounded public. What could possibly go wrong?
This play has brain, character and soul, “bringing [approximately 2 hours] of joy to the boy who’s half a man, or the man who’s half a boy”.
Bring along a low back chair, blankets, and a picnic; kick your feet up and let Illyria entertain you.
Although it’s in summer, it’s also in Britain, so be prepared for all weather conditions; the showstopper is being saved for the end!
Recommended for older children and their families.
Gates open at 6pm, performance begins at 7pm.
Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes including 20 minute interval
Ticket prices: £15 adult, £11.50 child, £45 family (2 adults + 2 children).
Please note that as this is an out-of-hours event, access to the House, Gardens, Park, Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail will be restricted.
The photo was taken from Illyria’s 2015 sell-out performance of “Taming Of The Shrew” in Knebworth Gardens.
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