THE ADVENTURES OF DR DOLITTLE
by Hugh Lofting, adapted by Oliver Gray
Doctor Dolittle leads a simple life as the village doctor in sleepy Puddleby-On-The-Marsh. He often undercharges his patients, or even treats them for free, so he is terribly poor. But one day, with the help of his wise old parrot Polynesia, he makes an extraordinary discovery: that he can talk to animals.
As news of his talent as an animal doctor spreads, animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he borrows a leaky old ship and embarks on a thrilling quest to cure illness, spread kindness, and better understand animals everywhere. He is joined on his adventures by a loyal animal crew: Jip (a dog), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Dab Dab (a duck), and Gub Gub (an ever-hungry, cake-loving pig) –who together may even help him fix his money problems once and for all!
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).
19th July 2024. Show starts at 6pm, you're welcome to come and set up from 4.30pm.
Bring a picnic, suitable clothes, and a low backed chair or rug to sit on. No umbrellas please!
The Cafe will be open up until the performance starts and during the interval serving take away hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice creams.
Tickets are available from Logie Steading Gallery either by telephone, 01309 611378, or in person, and
Ticket Prices: Adult £18, Child (up to 16) £8, Concession (Disabled or Age 60 and Over) £16. There is a small booking fee for online bookings.
There are various ticket offers for groups and families bookable at Logie Steading Gallery only (not online):
10% off tickets to all 3 performances if bought at the same time
School/youth groups: 1 free adult for every 10 children
Family/friends ticket: 2 adults + 3 children for the price of 2 adults and 2 children (one child goes free)
Carers attending disabled visitors may have a free ticket.
Attendees are required to follow all UK government guidelines to reduce the spread Covid-19. Please check the latest guidance at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada.
Illyria has also won 4 international "Best Performance" awards and attracted numerous "5-star" and "Critics' Choice" reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to Shakespeare's plays, the high quality of its shows for Families and the refreshing originality of its English classics adaptations and Gilbert & Sullivan performances.
Illyria's mission is simply stated: to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see.
Illyria has given more performances to more people across a wider area than any other open air touring theatre company, its presence dominates the sector and its standards set the bar high. Illyria works closely with the Equity to ensure that all its actors are paid a fair living wage and treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.