About This Show

Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh starts out as a human doctor. But once he is taught by his wise old parrot 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 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, right wrongs 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. The show is suitable for cheeky monkeys aged 5+.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 25 May 2024 Final Performance: 25 May 2024
Location: Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Penzance

Morrab Road,


TR18 4HE

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