Illyria

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Illyria celebrates its 26th season in 2017. It is one of the longest established, and the most widely touring and highly acclaimed of the open-air theatre companies. Illyria is proud to have adopted the Equity Outdoor Touring Theatre Guidelines.

Created in 1991, Illyria has delighted audiences across Britain and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the USA and Canada for 25 years. Under the artistic directorship of Oliver Gray the company has also won international "Best Performance" awards and attracted numerous "5-star" and "Critics' Choice" reviews for its lively, innovative approach to Shakespeare's plays and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, its high quality shows for families, and its refreshingly un-pompous adaptations of the classics.

Due to demand created by their international reputation for excellence Illyria performs more plays to more people across a wider area than any other open-air touring theatre company.

Illyria's mission is to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to enable everyone to see it.


Connected mandy members:

Nathan Richard Smith
2017, The Emperor's New Clothes, Modred
Bethany-Jo Clews
2017, The Emperor's New Clothes, Weasel/Jasper
Rachel O'Hare
2017, The Emperor's New Clothes, PM/Princess Ruby
UK Tour/The Minack Theatre
Frank Teale
Frank Teale
Actor
2017, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Emperor
Nicola Foxfield
2017, The Comedy of Errors, Adriana
Open Air Tour
Emma Clare
Emma Clare
Actor
2017, The Comedy of Errors, Luciana
Rebecca Hare
Rebecca Hare
Actor
2017, Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy Bennet
UK tour
Katy Helps
Katy Helps
Actor
2017, Oliver Gray, Mrs Bennet/Mr Bingley/Kitty/Mrs Gardiner
The Minack and U.K. tour
David Martin
David Martin
Actor
2017, Comedy of Errors, Antipholus Twins
Samuel Wright
2016, Ruddigore, Sir Despard/Roderic Murgatroyd/Bridesmaid
Tour
Jane Marlow
Jane Marlow
Musical Director
2016, Ruddigore, Musical Arranger/Rehearsal MD
UK Touring
Edward Simpson
2016, Ruddigore, Robin Oakapple
Emma Clare
Emma Clare
Singer
2016, Ruddigore, Dame Hannah
Emma Clare
Emma Clare
Actor
2016, Ruddigore, Dame Hannah
Rachel Lea-Gray
2016, Ruddigore, Mad Margaret
UK Tour
David Sayers
David Sayers
Actor
2016, Danny the Champion of the World, Charlie Kinch/Sgt Samways
Peter Swales
Peter Swales
Actor
2016, Danny the Champion of the World, Dad
The Minack
Will Bryant
Will Bryant
Actor
2016, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Oberon / Peter Quince / Theseus
International open air tour
David Martin
David Martin
Actor
2016, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bottom/Demetrius
Robert Hazle
Robert Hazle
Musical Director
2016, 'Ruddigore' by Gilbert and Sullivan, Musical Director/Pianist
National tour

Illyria Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

Illyria Theatre Company