The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

Illyria Theatre

Fri 31 May 2pm Two Sisters’ Theatre

Standard Ticket £16.20

Friends Ticket £14.75

All Ticket Prices Below

Come and enjoy this tale of great kindness in May half term, with the first of this years Illyria performances. Taking place in the Twos Sisters’ Theatre with undercover, allocated seating. Our easy access, open-air auditorium is a perfect, stress free environment for family theatre.

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.

Illyria supports the Equity union’s Charter for Outdoor Theatre.

Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome)
Running time (approx): 110-minutes (including interval)

Illyria are back with Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, Wed 24 July 7.30pm Main Lawn.

Allocated Covered Seating£16.20
Festival Friends & Hever Castle, Hever Golf and Wellbeing Club Members £14.75
*Groups, over 20 tickets £14.75
Joint Theatre and Castle Garden entryAdult £30.90
Child £25.40

Two Sisters’ Theatre

Our main theatre, located on the glorious Two Sisters’ Lawn has allocated, covered seating. Lawn areas where you can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc. are available for selected performances only.

Please check our access page for further information.

The Theatre Bar will be open on the theatre lawn before the show and during the interval for hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream and snacks.

The Theatre Bar will be open on the theatre lawn before the show and during the interval for hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream and snacks. NEW for 2024 we are also offering HOT sausage rolls, Traditional Cornish Pasties and vegetarian cheese and onion pasties.

NB: Crepes are NOT available this year.  

Pre-Theatre suppers in the Guthrie Pavilion are not available before this performance.