HMS Pinafore - by Gilbert and Sullivan

Illyria return to Salisbury Museum this summer with their exciting new production of HMS Pinafore.

In 2011 Illyria raised the bar for the major UK open-air touring theatre companies by becoming the first and only one to add Opera to its regular season. The ticket sales, acclaim and feedback from last season's "The Pirates of Penzance" all vouch for its enormous success.

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, and accompanied by a Musical Director on keyboard.

Performed by open-air theatre on Sunday 1 July. 5.00 pm gates open. 7.00 pm start. Bring your picnics and rugs to enjoy this fun-packed comic opera!

£14 (adult museum members); £15 (adult non-members); £7 (child members) £8 (child non-members)

You can book tickets on the Illyria website or by contacting the museum.