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Illyria Outdoor Theatre

We are delighted to announce that Illyria are continuing to bring joy to Cockington Court this Summer. 

The summer opener is Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves on Sunday 4 August, one of Illyria’s funniest and most popular ever family shows.

The Tempest performance is on the 22 August and Frankenstein will be on 1 September.


Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves - Sunday 4 August

Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave when he overhears the magic words that open it: “Open Sesame!”

Inside the cave he finds untold amounts of gold and jewels, and takes some of it home to show his wife. But what will he do when she chides him for stealing? Can he keep the secret from his jealous brother? And when the Robber King comes looking for the missing treasure supported by an army of 40 angry thieves –will he and his family survive?

Like all the stories in this towering literary classic it is packed with cliff-hangers, larger-than-life characters, and laughs galore.

There’s lots and lots to join in with and the most magical cave you’ve ever seen! Perfect summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5+.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

For Tickets:

  • Online booking will be available soon
  • Buy in person at Cockington Court Visitor Welcome Point or reserve on 01803 607230