The Pirates of Penzance | Outdoor Theatre

Join us in our outdoor amphitheatre on Wednesday 22nd August for the Illyria performance of The Pirates of Penzance.

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”.

Illyria’s mission is simply stated: to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see. They are proud that for 25 years its popularity has enabled it to operate on a professional basis without any public funding.

Our outdoor picnic hampers are available to pre-order now!
Hamper options as follows:
Gordon Castle Smoked Salmon Bagel
Fochaber Sausage Roll (sausage made to WGC recipe)
Mini meat Pie – made exclusively for WGC by local butcher
Local Cheese, GC Oatcakes & GC Chutney
Fresh Fruit & Slice of homemade Cake
Price per person £10.99
Mini Cream Cheese Bagel
Fochaber Sausage Roll
Bag x Pom Bears or similar
Fresh Fruit & Fruit Jelly pot
Price per person £7.99

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Tickets available here now