The saying goes to never work with animals or children.
But does that count when the children are dressed as animals?
Next week the Thornley Birds Players will take to the stage for their production of Dr Dolittle which includes 10 adults and 15 children and all proceeds will go to children’s charity, the NSPCC as well as a donation to the Royal Preston Hospital radio.
The show, which tells the story of Dr Dolittle who has decided that as he just doesn’t understand people, has learned to talk to the animals with the help of his trusty feathered friend Polyfilla. Opens at the Longridge Civic Hall on February 15 at 7.30pm with a matinee performance on February 16 at 2.30pm.
However, famous animals from stage and screen are starting to disappear! Is the evil Cruella de Village behind all of this and if so, just what is she up to?
Follow Dr Dolittle on his adventure with Mrs Do-a-lot, and a whole host of familiar faces as they sail the seas to solve the mystery.
The following week the show will make a move to St Martin’s Hall in Fulwood for a performance at 7.30pm on February 22 and one at 2.30pm on February 23.
All proceeds will go to the NSPCC and a donation will be made to the Royal Preston Hospital radio.
Tickets are £5.50 for adults and £3 for children. For advance tickets call 07973510933.