TOURING children’s theatre company Illyria promises prehistoric thrills, monster laughs and life-size dinosaurs in the must-see show of the summer The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at Cardigan Castle on Tuesday, August 15 (7pm, doors 6pm).

Four intrepid explorers, led by the redoubtable Professor Challenger, travel to an uncharted plateau in South America following a few scant directions scribbled in a sketch book.

They find flora and fauna beyond their wildest dreams, become involved in tribal warfare between apemen and indigenous humans, and encounter terrifying dinosaurs previously believed to be extinct.

But when their camera is destroyed in an accident what evidence can they produce to prove that these creatures actually exist?

Unless, of course, they bring live specimens back to London in “unbreakable” crates to reveal to an astounded public. What could possibly go wrong?

The Cardigan Castle-Theatr Mwldan summer season continues with this family show from outdoor theatre favourites, Illyria. The production is suitable for ages eight and above.

Tickets for The Lost World are £13 (£11) £9 Children and are available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621200, online or via smart phone at

Run time including interval is one hour 50 minutes. No seating provided – you may bring your own low-backed chair.

Now in its 26th season, Illyria was the first company to tour children’s theatre on this scale in the open-air touring sector.

Following enormous successes with Danny The Champion of the World, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Babe the Sheep-Pig and The Twits, they are also regarded as the best.