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Theatre in the Park

August 8 @ 6:00 pm

Carrickfergus on Mon 8 August with Pirates of Penzance. Bring a picnic and lots of friends

The award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria returns to Carrickfergus with their production of The Pirates of Penzance.

Frederick, who has been an apprentice to the Pirates since he was a toddler, discovers that he was born on February 29th in a leap year, and therefore he is under contract to the Pirate King until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st YEAR. How will he avoid being compelled to live a life of crime until he is 84, with only the inept Penzance constabulary to defend him – and would his sweetheart, Mabel, wait that long?

The Pirates of Penzance receives the full Illyria treatment, with a 6-strong cast of actor/singers and specially-orchestrated jauntily-nautical accompaniment. Despite the scale reduction, no word from WS Gilbert’s libretto is removed, and no note or harmony from Sir Arthur Sullivan’s score is left unsung.

The Pirates of Penzance is as fresh as if it were written today, with hilarious melodrama, biting satire, and sparkling wit. It includes songs like To Be a Pirate King!, Modern Major General, and A Policeman’s Lot Is Not a Happy One, among others. Bring your own low-back seating/rug, as well as appropriate clothing and a picnic. There are hot drinks, snacks, and ice cream available.

Suitable for ages from 5+

Running time (approx): 2hrs 10mins (including 20 minute interval)

Please bring your own low back seating/rug, suitable clothing and a picnic. Hot drinks, snacks and ice cream available.

Gates open 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm.


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Mid and East Antrim Council

Shaftesbury Park

Shaftesbury Park Joymount Carrickfergus BT38 7DN
Carrickfergus, northern ireland BT38 7DN United Kingdom
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