HMS Pinafore Poster at Pentillie Castle
HMS Pinafore Poster

Outdoor Theatre – HMS Pinafore

with Illyria

Sunday 5th July 2020

Performance at 7.00pm, with the gardens open from 5.30pm

Make the most of your summer evening by joining us on The Old Tennis Lawn at Pentillie Castle to enjoy an open-air performance of HMS Pinafore. 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.A selection of delicious home-made food and drinks from the bar will be available, so we invite you to lay down a rug (seating is not provided) and enjoy those extra hours of sunshine. Please remember to bring some warm layers for when the sun sets!




£16.00 + £0.86 booking fee

Free admission for accompanying carers.

Child (Ages 5-15)

£10.00 + £0.54 booking fee

Family (2 adults + 2 children)

£47.00 + £2.54 booking fee


For more information, please call the Pentillie Office on 01579 350044 or email