Illyria - The Pirates of Penzance


by Gilbert & Sullivan

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”.



The Castle grounds will be open an hour before the performance start time.

Please bring your own low-backed chairs or rug and warm clothes. 

Refreshments will be available on site at these events. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy.

There is level wheelchair access to performance site, but no public parking on site. 

Performances continue in all but the very worst weather. Tickets are non-refundable. 

Theatr Mwldan is the sole ticketing outlet for these events. Tickets may be bought on the door, but this is strictly subject to availability. We advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

For Castle information please call 01239 615131.



Your ticket will be scanned at the entry point for these events:

  • We accept physical tickets (bought in person from Mwldan)
  • We can scan your booking on your mobile phone
  • You can present your ‘print at home’ ticket (IMPORTANT - please ensure when you go to print your tickets that you use the 'Click Here To Print Your Tickets' link which contains the QR codes, and NOT the 'page summary') 
  • You can also collect your ticket on the door on the night


All tickets issued for these events will carry a QR code (like a barcode) that is unique to the individual and can only be used once. This code will be scanned at the point of entry. 

Make sure you protect your print at home ticket/s like you would any other ticket.

If any copies are made of the ticket, only the first scan of the barcode will be allowed entry. 

If a unique barcode has already been scanned, the attendant will be alerted and entry will not be permitted.

£16 (£14) £11

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