Seafaring adventures, talking animals and Shakespearean comedy are all heading our way this summer, as award-winning theatre company, Illyria brings three new productions to Castle Gardens.

  • Friday 9 July – The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  • Friday 30 July – Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  • Wednesday 25 August – HMS Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan

The outdoor theatre company will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and all three Covid-safe shows will benefit from the full Illyria treatment, with fantastical sets, memorable performances and plenty of laughs along the way for children and grown-ups alike.

These shows will be staged beneath the summer sky, so please remember your picnics, blankets, seating and warm clothes, so you can make the most of an evening of fast and furious madcap comedy in the walled garden.

Doors will open at 6.30pm each night, with performances starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale from Castle Gardens and online via Tickets cost £15 per adult, £12.50 for concessions and £5.00 per child (0-16).