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Dr Doolittle at The Minack

11th June 2018 - 15th June 2018

  • by Hugh Lofting
  • presented by Illyria
  • performances June 11 to 15 at 8pm and June 11 to 15 at 1.30pm
    (afternoon performances for schools are not available online – please call 01736 810181 for more information).


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. Suitable for cheeky monkeys aged 5+.


11th June 2018
15th June 2018
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