ILLYRIA PRESENT ‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE’ BY GILBERT & SULLIVAN
July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For 30 years Illyria has dominated the open-air touring theatre sector and has always been the first company to introduce new genres which have subsequently become open-air theatre standards. They celebrate their 30th birthday with one of their all time favourite shows:
Frederick, apprenticed to the Pirates since a child, learns that he was born in a leap year on 29th February, and that he is contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year. With only the inept Penzance constabulary to protect him, how will he resist being forced to endure a life of crime until he is 84 – and will his sweetheart, Mabel, wait for him that long?
With hilarious melodrama, sharp satire and glittering wit, The Pirates of Penzance is as fresh as if it had been written today. It is packed-full of memorable songs such as To be a Pirate King!, Modern Major General and A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One.
Running time (approx): 2hrs 10mins (including 20 minute interval)
Suitable for: all ages 5+
Please bring low back seating/blankets.
Light refreshments/bar will be provided by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool.