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Thursday 12 August - 7PM

Illyria presents

HMS Pinafore

By Gilbert & Sullivan

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.

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Tickets: Adults £15, Students and Benefits £13, Child £11
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions. See our guidelines

Recommended: 5+
Running time: 130 mins including 20 min interval

Please note this is an outdoor performance on Ecos following government guidelines for your safety.

Bring a picnic and a cushion – and please take all your rubbish home with you!

Bring a brolly! In the event of very bad weather (torrential rain, for instance) we will move the performance into the auditorium following government guidelines on indoor performances.

We will allocate seating to our patrons on the night so please arrive in good time, whether the performance is on ECOS or in the theatre itself. Although we will make every effort to accommodate all parties, it may not be possible for large groups to be seated together. Please bear with us on this.

If you have access requirements or additional needs please email merlincoordinator@gmail.com, preferably a minimum of 24 hours before the performance. If this is not possible, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance and make yourself known to the Front of House Manager.

Masks must be worn whilst inside all public areas and for the duration of the performance. Please feel free to remove your mask outside or in the loo.