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Illyria Outdoor Theatre

We are delighted to announce that Illyria are bringing their wonderful outdoor theatre performances to Cockington Court over the summer holidays, including The Merchant of Venice on 27th July and The Adventures of Dr Dolittle on 27th August. 

The Merchant of Venice - Friday 27th July 2018, 6pm

The Merchant of Venice is a funny play that deals with serious issues - in particular the keeping of promises.

Wealthy Antonio borrows money from Shylock, and both are so confident about his paying it back that they jokingly adopt a ridiculous agreement: that Antonio will give Shylock a pound of his flesh should he default. Then events conspire against him so that he cannot repay the loan. Meanwhile Bassanio risks everything in the hope of winning the hand of Portia in marriage. Admittedly he succeeds - but when she gives him a ring to keep, and he is compelled to give it away, what future for their domestic bliss?

Shakespeare’s great courtroom drama is by turns gripping, funny, romantic and thought-provoking. International award-winning Illyria promise a production to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Tickets:

  • Book online
  • In person at Cockington Court Visitor Welcome Point or on 01803 607230

Adult - £12.00
Child (Under 16) - £8.00

The Adventures of Dr Dolittle - Monday 27th August 2018, 6pm

When Doctor John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So, he 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, sets forth on a mission to heal illness, spread compassion and 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, this show is created by the same Illyria team who brought you an entire menagerie of animal puppets in DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD and a life-size T-Rex in THE LOST WORLD.

Tickets:

  • Book online
  • In person at Cockington Court Visitor Welcome Point or on 01803 607230

Adult - £12.00
Child (Under 16) - £8.00