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Enjoy an open-air performance of Pirates of Penzance in Corsley

A delightful evening of open-air theatre awaits in the gardens of the historic Elizabethan Manor Farm in the village of Corsley. 

Nationally-acclaimed open air theatre company Illyria will be performing Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan on Saturday 2nd August at 7.30pm.

Members of The Kennet and Avon-canal based Calico Jack, renowned for their piratesque charm and nautical knees ups are also to play at this year’s Elizabethan Evening.  They will be there to serenade you with their sea shanty tunes and acappella singing while you enjoy your pre performance picnic in the gardens of the historical Manor Farm in Corsley.  Drinks will be available from the licensed bar rigged up for the evening, with tea, coffee and hot chocolate served in the interval.

Get your children to dress up for the ‘Best Dressed Pirate Competition’.  Plenty of ‘treasures’ to be won me little hearties! For all information please go onto www. theelizabethanevening.com or ring 01373 832 113.

The organisers said, “Pre-book a pre-performance sit down supper served by serfs and wenches with your hosts in full and colourful costume. Musical entertainment whilst you feast.

“All this will set the scene for this year’s event to take you ‘overboard’ for a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Pirates of Penzance’ performed by award winning professional open-air touring theatre company Illyria. The show is packed with comic hilarity, charm, song, tears and laughter.

“Set amongst beautiful countryside, with outlying meadows and ancient copses, against the backdrop of the stunning Elizabethan Manor house, the evening is one for all the family to enjoy and go home heartily fed and with beaming smiles to remember.”

Tickets – Adults £14, Child £7 (five-16yrs) Two-course supper £6. For further information please contact  01373 832 113 claire@manorfarmcorsley.com – www.theelizabethanevening.com – Facebook:  www.facebook.com/theelizabethanevening