The Adventures of Dr Dolittle

For 30 years Illyria has dominated the open-air touring theatre sector. Illyria burst onto the scene in 1992 when not only was there scarcely a scene to burst onto, but what scene there was entirely consisted of Shakespeare.

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.

Join Illyria as they return to Winterbourne with this hilarious production for the whole family. 

Running time (approx): 2hrs 20mins (including 20 minute interval)

Suitable for: all ages 5+

Illyria supports Equity’s ‘Professionally Made, Professionally Paid’ campaign for fair pay and working conditions.

Please note: The performance takes place on the lawn  – no seating is provided – please bring a chair or a picnic rug. Refreshments are available on arrival and during the interval.

We’ve been blessed with perfect weather in recent years but just in case there’s rain, please note that the event will go ahead regardless, you can read our outdoor events policy here.