Award Winning Outdoor Theatre Company Illyria brings The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle to Sefton Park Palm House.
Award Winning outdoor theatre company Illyria will bring their fabulous new adaptation of The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle to Sefton Park Palm House on 02 August 2020.
Following the phenomenal success of 2018's tour of The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Illyria is delving back into Hugh Lofting's amazing stories to bring you a brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor's FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig and Polynesia the Parrot.
Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world?! Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the Rats still have pithy observations to make? Is Gub Gub still dreaming about cake?
As in our 2018 production, The FURTHER Adventures of Doctor Dolittle features a fully orchestrated score, amazing puppets and a plethora of songs that our audiences will be singing along to for years to come.
Now in its 29th year, Illyria has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada performing some of the most well-loved productions on offer. The company has 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 family shows and the refreshingly quirky originality of its English classics adaptations and Gilbert & Sullivan musicals.
“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 Sefton Park Palm House and can’t wait see how the audience reacts!” says Artistic Director Oliver Gray.
Illyria has three shows touring across the UK this year: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, an original adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s classic The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle and Gilbert & Sullivan’s wonderful operetta, HMS Pinafore. All of which can be watched at the Palm House this summer. Illyria’s fast and furious, madcap style is sure to prove popular for the whole family, from theatre devotees to live performance newcomers.
All adult tickets £16 plus fee; children (aged 3 – 16 years) £10 plus fee.
Please note Friends of the Palm House can buy tickets directly from the Palm House with a 10% discount.