INNOVATIVE touring theatre company Illyria will head for Tatton Park on Friday to perform an open version of Gulliver's Travels in the park.
Their latest look at the classics describes the fate of Lemuel Gulliver, a fresh-faced young physician who signs up as a ship's doctor and embarks on four extraordinary voyages.
The first is to Lilliput, where the people are tiny; the second to Brobdingnag, where people are giants; the third to Laputa, the flying island, with mad scientists and an ambitious weapons programme; the fourth to a land where horses rule and humans grovel and squabble in their own filth.
Jonathan Swift's book is a timeless indictment of political corruption, a savagely funny satire of human follies, weaknesses and biological functions. Friday's adaptation is not suitable for childrenunder 12asitcontains moderately strong language and partial nudity.
It will be performed in the Old Hall grounds and audiences are advised to bring chairs, a picnic and a bottle of bubbly.
Gates open at 6.30pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 adults, £7 for those under 16 or a family ticket for £30. Booking essential - call 01625 534400.