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Illyria touring theatre


by Gilbert & Sullivan


SUNDAY 1st August 2021  

(Further details in late March. Matinee and Evening performances planned!)

This is a change from the previously planned performance.

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,

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

The 2020 performance was

Wind in the Willows 

                                                                                           on Sunday 6th September 2020 

Thank you for supporting these two performances under COVID restrictions.  We hope you enjoyed the show!

Some photos of the event are available here.

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.


The Elizabethan Evening 2020 was a different experience because of the COVID rules! 


Booking office is now closed, but if you are not on our mailing list drop us a note via the contact form and join to be kept advised about developments. 

​© 2020 The Elizabethan Evening,  open air theatre in Wiltshire.  Outdoor theatre at Manor Farm, Corsley, Wiltshire.

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