Dr Dolittle visiting Lincoln Castle

A theatre company will be bringing the tale of Dr Dolittle to life in a family-fun production at Lincoln Castle during May half-term.

Illyria Theatre have wowed audiences across the UK and Europe, as well as in the United States and Canada, and on Wednesday, May 30 they will be in Lincoln.

Gates open at 6pm with the performance beginning at 7pm.

Tickets are already going fast and can be purchased here, priced at £13.50 for adults, £11.50 for concessions and £9.50 for children.

Illyria's The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

Here at Illyria, we aren't known for being shy, retiring types. Our previous family shows have featured a full sized T-Rex (The Lost World), a finale with hundreds of gallons of water (The Sorcerer's Apprentice and an absolutely ENORMOUS peach (James and the…you guess it…Giant Peach).This year is no exception. With over 20 amazing puppets, a circus-themed set and more than 30 fully orchestrated songs, we know you're going to love The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle. Book your tickets today at www.illyria.co.uk.Here's a little taster session of the amazing music our arranger Ben Wiles has created from Artistic Director Oliver Gray's compositions.

Posted by Illyria on Thursday, 24 May 2018

In the book by Hugh Lofting, Dr John Dolittle starts out as a human doctor, but a wise old parrot teaches him how to talk to animals before he comes a celebrated vet.

Illyria will perform the famous story in their own style, with wit and humour to keep the audience entertained.

Events officer at Lincoln Castle Stephanie Beecher said: “We’re once again really excited to welcome back Illyria to Lincoln Castle. Their productions always prove really popular and The Adventures of Dr Dolittle is no exception!

“The tale of Dr Dolittle is a funny and much loved one so this is something the whole family will enjoy! Bring your picnics, chairs and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first class outdoor theatre.

Here’s some highlights of events taking place during half-term