The Adventures of Dr Doolittle

202414aug5:30 pmThe Adventures of Dr DoolittlePresented by Illyria TheatrePrice per Person From £10

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Back for 2024, the hugely talented outdoor theatre group Illyria will perform Dr Doolittle at the stunning location of Lowther Castle in aid of the Friends of Calvert Trust. We are delighted to be able to return to the beautiful grounds of Lowther Castle and they are generously including free afternoon entry to the grounds and adventure playground on 14 August for ticket holders.

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):
1hr 50mins (inc 20 minute interval)
Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)


Price per Person

From £10

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(Wednesday) 5:30 pm


Lowther Castle & Gardens