Coughton Theatre 2022

Romeo and Juliet at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

On Friday 26 August Coughton Court are delighted to welcome Chapterhouse theatre company who will be performing 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare in Coughton's beautiful grounds. Illyria invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 30th year with Gilbert and Sullivan's perennially popular 'The Pirates of Penzance' here on Saturday 10 September 2022

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are pleased to announce a wonderful new production of Romeo and Juliet as a part of their Summer 2022 tours. 

This best loved story of star crossed lovers and feuding families shall be performed in the gardens of some of the UK and Ireland’s most glorious country houses throughout the summer and promises to be one of the most sought after events of the open air season. Dressed in beautiful Elizabethan costume and performed by a fine troupe of Shakespearean players join Chapterhouse for the greatest love story ever told as we perform magical theatre in magical surroundings. 

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 Join friends and family for an evening of theatre beneath the stars.

Gates open at 6.00 for a 7.00 start, don't forget your picnic!  Please bring low backed chairs/rug, warm clothes and a torch. Hot drinks and ice cream will be available.

The Pirates of Penzance

By Gilbert and Sullivan

How will it all work out for Frederick?
Pirates of Penzance at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
How will it all work out for Frederick?

For 30 years Illyria has dominated the open-air touring theatre sector. Illyria burst onto the scene in 1992 when not only was there scarcely a scene to burst onto, but what scene there was entirely consisted of Shakespeare. 

Frederick, apprenticed to the Pirates since a child, learns that he was born in a leap year on 29th February, and that he is contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year. With only the inept Penzance constabulary to protect him, how will he resist being forced to endure a life of crime until he is 84 - and will his sweetheart, Mabel, wait for him that long? 

With hilarious melodrama, sharp satire and glittering wit, The Pirates of Penzance is as fresh as if it had been written today. It is packed-full of memorable songs such as To be a Pirate King!, Modern Major General and A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One. 

Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy a glorious evening watching outdoor theatre. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets around; book early to avoid missing out!

Doors open at 6:00

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