The 2021 performance is:
by Gilbert & Sullivan
SUNDAY 1st August 2021
If you enjoyed this you might want to look at www.theelizabethanplayhouse.com and read about Much Ado about Nothing being performed by Illyria at Heywood House, Westbury on September 5th.
If you missed it or want to see some photos of the action then click here to see some taken at this year's show.
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 (gates open 1hr before the show)
NO seating will be provided, you must BYO (Bring Your Own) chairs/ rugs !!
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
We take Cash, Cheque and BACS transfers or you can book though Illyria by credit card with a handling fee - go to Tickets & Contact for more information.
More information about Illyria can be found 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. Read more.