Pirates drop anchor in Birmingham Botanical gardens to welcome the great British summer!

The award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria is celebrating its 30th birthday! They are restaging their fantastic production of Pirates of Penzance.

Pirates of Penzance is the first Gilbert and Sullivan show Illyria ever performed. It promises a unique blend of hilarious melodrama, sharp satire, and glittering wit. The Pirates of Penzance is a much-loved classic musical packed with memorable songs. It is over 100 years old yet as fresh today as it ever was. Join Illyria and enjoy summer entertainment in the great outdoors!


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+
Genre: Musical

Website -www.illyria.co.uk

Grab your tickets now!

Adult - £18
Concession - £15
Family - £59

Adult - £16
Concession - £13
Family - £55

Under 5s get in for free!

Please bring your own low back seating, or a blanket to get comfortable during the performance.

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