On 9th August, the multi-award winning outdoor theatre company Illyria will be performing Hugh Lofting’s classic “Dr Dolittle” on the Sunken Lawns of Knebworth House. This is the same team who brought you two spectacular shows in 2017 including a life-size T-Rex in “The Lost World”, so you can expect big things.
Tickets are available now at www.knebworthhouse.com.
Suitable for cheeky monkeys aged 5+, “The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle” is a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.
When Doctor John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught how to talk to animals by his wise old parrot Polynesia, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help and 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.
Now in its 27th year, Illyria has delighted audiences internationally and across the length and breadth of the UK, winning four international “Best Performance” awards and attracted numerous “5-star” and “Critics’ Choice” reviews.
“Illyria has given more performances to more people across a wider area than any other open-air touring theatre company, proudly maintaining professional Equity-compliant productions for over a quarter of a century. We’re really pleased to be performing at Knebworth House and can’t wait see how the audience reacts!” says Artistic Director Oliver Gray.
For more information and ticketing please visit the Knebworth House website www.knebworthhouse.com, or phone the Estate Office on 01438 812661.