THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE by Gilbert and Sullivan

The award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria is re-staging their much-loved production of The Pirates of Penzance! Packed with memorable and well-known Gilbert and Sullivan songs, it promises a unique blend of comedy, melodrama, glittering wit.

Frederick, apprentice to a fearsome Pirate King, will be released from a life of crime on his 29th birthday. Unfortunately, Frederick was born on 29th of February - a leap year. He’ll be an old man before he is free! How long can he endure his pirate’s life? Will his sweetheart wait for him? The Pirates of Penzance is hilarious, witty, and packed with memorable songs. It is as fresh today as it ever was!

  • An outdoor theatre production on the beautiful Cogges Manor lawn - the perfect stage for open-air theatre
  • Save 10% with your Season Ticket
  • Doors open at 6pm giving you time to settle before the show starts at 7pm
  • Please bring a low-back chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the weather!
  • Picnics* available to pre-order with your tickets or bring your own
  • Bar with snacks and ice cream
  • Running time (approx): 1hr 40mins (including 20 minute interval)
  • Suitable for: all ages 5+

Please note: tickets are non-refundable once purchased.

Picnic box options (£10 each) include:

  1. Standard: Scotch Egg, Cheese & Pickle Roll, Onion Bhaji, Brownie
  2. Vegan: Vegan Sausage Roll, Sweet potato & Sundried tomato, butterbean pate Roll, Onion Bhaji, Fruit, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Flapjack