Theatre

Outdoor Theatre

What better setting to enjoy a summer evening’s theatre than our beautiful walled gardens. For 2018 we will be offering a range of carefully selected performances to include popular titles of comedy and drama and welcome the return of some brilliant theatre companies whose performances are guaranteed to enthral and captivate the audience.

Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating and come prepared for all weathers. Theatre-goers will be admitted to the gardens 45 minutes before the production starts. For the enjoyment of all, visitors with chairs will be asked to sit to the sides and back of the seating area and those with picnic blankets to the front and centre.

Christmas theatre at Holkham Hall in north Norfolk

The Adventures of Dr Dolittle

Wednesday 8th August, 6.15pm

Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh starts out as a human doctor, but once he is taught by his wise old parrot called Polynesia how to talk to animals, he becomes the most celebrated veterinary doctor in England. Word of his skills spreads and animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So Dr Dolittle buys a leaky old ship and, together with his trusty pet crew of Jip the dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, Dab-Dab the Duck and permanently hungry Gub-Gub the pig, he sets forth on a mission to heal illness, to right wrongs and to gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom. A funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment, brought to you by Illyria. We recommend that this performance is suitable for cheeky monkeys aged 5+.

Tickets: Adult £14, Child (2-16 years incl.) £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £43
Tickets will be available to purchase online or through our ticket office from 25th March 2018.

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