The 2021 performance is:

Illyria touring theatre


by Gilbert & Sullivan


SUNDAY 1st August 2021  

Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy.


Josephine the captain's daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship's dungeon.


Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside vendor, can everyone end up freely marrying their true hearts' loves.

This wonderful comic opera gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.

What you need to know now!

Two performances  - 2:30pm  & 7pm;   Adults £15,  Children (5-15yrs) £7.50

Like 2020:

  • NO seating will be provided, you must BYO (Bring Your Own) chairs/ rugs !!

  • Picnics welcome.

  • No catering provided but light refreshments will be available to purchase on the afternoon/ evening.

  • Gates will open one hour before each show.

  • It is assumed that some social distancing rules may need to be in place so numbers limited at each performance.

What are you waiting for .. book your places now with Claire! Booking details

More information about Illyria can be found here.

The Elizabethan Evening, Open air theatre, Outdoor theatre, Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan, Manor Farm, Corsley, Wiltshire

Every year, during open-air theatre season, Manor Farm in Corsley opens its gates for everyone to enjoy entertainment in the wonderful grounds of this historic Elizabethan Manor. Read more.


​© 2021 The Elizabethan Evening,  open air theatre in Wiltshire.  Outdoor theatre at Manor Farm, Corsley, Wiltshire.

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