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:

David Sayers
Actor
2021, Much Ado About Nothing, Benedick/Borrachio
2021, Much Ado About Nothing, Leonato / Don John / Ursula
UK Tour
2021, Much Ado About Nothing, Hero/Dogberry
UK Tour
2021, HMS Pinafore, Sir Joseph Porter
UK TOUR
2021, H.M.S Pinafore, Captain Corcoran/Sailor
Outdoor tour
2020, The Wind in the Willows, Mole
UK Outdoor Tour
2020, The Wind In The Willows, Mr Toad
David Sayers
Actor
2020, The Wind in the Willows, Ratty/Badger
2020, The Emperor's New Clothes, Mordred
Barn Theatre, Cirencester
2020, The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Puppeteer - Gub-Gub, Jip
2019, The Tempest, Miranda/Antonia
UK and Netherlands Tour
David Sayers
Actor
2019, The Tempest, Stephano/Alonso
2019, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein
Outdoor UK Tour
2019, Ali Baba & The 40 Thieves, Cassim & Various
2018, The Pirates of Penzance, Kate/ Sergeant of the Police
UK Tour
David Sayers
Actor
2018, The Merchant of Venice, Shylock
2018, The Merchant of Venice, Anthonio
2018, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Henry Baskerville/Laura Lyons
UK Tour
Lee Peck
Actor
2018, The Hound of The Baskervilles, Jack Stapleton/ Dr James Mortimer/ Lestrade/ Multi-roles
Uk Tour
2018, The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Gub Gub & Various (Lead Puppeteer)
National and International Tour

Illyria Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

Illyria Theatre Company