DANNY, THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
by ROALD DAHL
adapted for stage by David Wood
performed by well-known and well-loved British open-air theatre company ILLYRIA
Illyria is now one of the UK's foremost theatrical interpreters of Roald Dahl’s work. In their 25th anniversary, which also marks the centenary of Dahl's birth, they have secured the rights to perform their 5th Dahl title.
Danny and his devoted father live in a caravan and operate the village’s local petrol station and garage.
When Danny turns nine he is devastated to find out about his father’s secret passion for pheasant-poaching in the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell, the local wealthy landowner. One night, Danny awakes to find his father has not returned from a night of poaching. Fearing that his father may be in danger, Danny sets off to rescue him. Soon, with a little help from the village, Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted against Victor Hazell.
Illyria is now based permanently in Cornwall, but each summer continues to tour the length and breadth of the UK and the Netherlands. This time they’re back with a funny and heartwarming story perfectly suited to the open-air. And a lot of pheasants...
3 September 2016 15.00
4 September 2016 14.00
(grounds open 2 hours before the performance for picnic)
Raadhuis De Paauw, Municipality of Wassenaar
Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 Wassenaar how to get there?
(approx): 1hr 50mins (including 20 minute interval)
€ 5 & € 10 Pre-sale (SOLD OUT); € 12.50 - € 35.00 (at the door € 37.50)
NOTE The Easy-STET ticketing system: prices will rise closer to the time (so... the earlier you book, the cheaper it is!) Book your tickets in the online STET Ticketshop.
Get out your picnic hampers and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Raadhuis de Paauw. Do take insect repellents, warm clothes etc with you. Bad weather does NOT stop the performance.
Grounds open (2 hours before the performance).
CHILDRENS' BOOKS SALE
3 & 4 SEPTEMBER RAINBOW CORNER BOOKS
By your English children's books before and after the performances. Rainbow Corner Books is an independent mobile book business specializing in the sale of the best and most up to date English books for children. Whatever book you need, they can help. They can also visit your school, playgroup or home to sell books or to take orders, earning a commission in free books for you or your school.
CATERING AND BUBBLIES SERVICE
TUKTUK FABRIEK Food Trucks will have tasty snacks and drinks available for you
SPARKLING BUBBLIES Service: Order your - cooled - bottle + 2 glasses when ordering your tickets
ILLYRIA also performs A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in the Netherlands
30 August De Kersouwe Heeswijk Dinther
1 & 2 September Raadhuis de Paauw Wassenaar
3 September Schovenhorst Estate Putten
OPEN AIR THEATRE COMPANY ILLYRIA
Created in 1992, Illyria has been delighting audiences across Britain and in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Canada. Under the artistic directorship of Oliver Gray the company has won international acclaim for its lively, innovative approach to Shakespeare's plays and its high quality shows for Families. Due to demand created by their reputation for excellence, Illyria now performs more plays to more people across a wider area than any other open-air touring theatre company. Illyria's mission is to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to enable everyone to see it.
Illyria returns to the Netherlands for the 15th year performing at some of the most stunning locations like Heeswijk Castle in Heeswijk - Den Bosch, Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar - The Hague and Schovenhorst Estate on the Veluwe.
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