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Roald Dahl play set to sell out

The House Full signs are likely to be up for the final play of the Lytham Hall open air theatre season which will see Illyria return on Bank Holiday Sunday afternoon August 28. Their cast of five will present this year’s family show, the Roald Dahl children’s favourite Danny, the Champion of the World at 4.00pm.

Julian Wilde, organiser of the outdoor season is advising everyone to book their tickets in advance, as sales are already running at a high level.

“Roald Dahl plays always draw a huge audience to Lytham Hall and the children just love his gruesome depiction of adults, typified by the obnoxious landowner Mr. Hazell in Danny, the Champion of the World.

Oliver Gray’s productions always provide an appealing mixture of physical and verbal comedy, music and dramatic tension and I think that the audience may be surprised that there is actually a degree of sadness too in the Danny story. It will be a fitting finale to the season’s top-class performances,” he said.

Illyria will come to Lytham Hall for their penultimate show in a 95 day tour which has taken them to all parts of England, Wales and Scotland, including a week’s residency at the famous Minack theatre on the cliffs of Cornwall.

Gates will be open at 2.00pm for picnickers, with the show beginning at 4.00pm and finishing at 6.00pm. The audience is asked to bring their own low-backed seating and clothing suitable for the weather on the day. A special area will be reserved for children to sit on the grass in front of the stage.

Tickets prices are Adults £13, seniors and students £10, schoolchildren £6.50, pre-school children £1.

Tickets and further details from Lytham Hall 01253 736652 9.30 am to 4.30 pm or on line via Illyria’s own website

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