Classic tales of love, adventure and mistaken identity… Illyria outdoor theatre returns to Castle Gardens

Added on 18 May 2017

In its 26th season of taking top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond, Illyria will return to Castle Gardens this summer for the eighth year running. Sitting under the night sky in the walled garden with a picnic in tow, the audience will be treated to the critically-acclaimed outdoor theatre company’s humorous adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Lost World, The Mikado and The Comedy of Errors.

Illyria performances at Castle Gardens

The Emperor’s New Clothes – Saturday 3 June

The Lost World – Tuesday 11 July

The Mikado – Wednesday 2 August

The Comedy of Errors – Saturday 12 August

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start.

Tickets are now on sale from Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR and online at

Picture caption: Previous performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor by Illyria. 

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