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Bringing Shakespeare’s greatest courtroom drama, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson’s most baffling case and many more classic tales to life along the way, Illyria returns to Castle Gardens this summer.

Sitting under the night sky in the walled garden with a picnic in tow, all you need is a blanket and a playful sense of humour to enjoy the critically-acclaimed, outdoor theatre company’s latest productions.

This summer’s Illyria performances will take place at Castle Gardens on:

The Merchant of Venice – Friday 13 July
The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle – Saturday 21 July
The Pirates of Penzance – Thursday 2 August
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Thursday 30 August

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start and tickets are on sale from Castle Gardens or online via