Illyria Open Air Theatre Production

30th June 2018

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Hilton Village Hall Committee are proud to welcome back the amazing famous Illyria Open Air Theatre Company this summer on the Centenery of the Royal Air Force on Saturday 30 June 2018 to present The Adventures of Dr Dolittle. 

We are now delighted to announce that there will also be a special flypast of a Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane during the afternoon.

Picnics from 2pm, gates open 3pm, performance approx 1 hr 50mins (inc 20 min interval)

Many will remember their fabulous production of "The Twits" on Hilton Green during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 and we are really pleased to have been able to persuade them to return again.

When do we ever miss the opportunity to have a party – not often - and so Hilton Village Hall Committee wanted to invite you all to celebrate some major events in our nation’s history with family and friends making unforgettable memories.  So once again, we are rising to the challenge of welcoming the wonderful professional open air theatre group Illyria to our village to perform The Adventures of Dr Dolittle

  • Bring your own picnic, seating/rug  from 2.00 pm on the Village Green
  • Gates for the theatre production to open at 3.00 pm
  • Performance to commence at 4.00 pm (1 hour 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval)
  • Refreshments on sale
  • Don’t forget warm clothes/umbrellas – it is British summertime after all.
  • The production will take place unless we have a hurricane when the performance will be rescheduled.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • This is a fund-raising event for the Hilton Village Hall
  • Details of how to book your tickets and timings below:-

Tickets: (+5% fee), or

01480 830202, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Adult: £12, Child (3-14 years): £8, 0-3 years: Free

You can contact any member of the Hilton Village Hall Committee or telephone 01480 830202 if you have any questions or have a general enquiry about the event.

I am sure many of you will remember the spectacular production of The Twits performed in 2012 by Illyria on our Village Green, so you know how much family fun this is going to be.  Don’t delay and miss out on this special event, book your tickets now and let the storybook adventures unfold. 

We look forward to welcoming you all on the 30th June to a fun-filled afternoon. 

Some clips from Illyrias last visit to Hilton can be found HERE



If you would like to order tickets or you have any questions please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



When Dr 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.
The show is suitable for cheeky monkeys aged from 5 to 95.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2018 15:00