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Open air productions of Pirates of Penzance and Twelfh Night
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Open air theatre company Illyria are back at Fulham Palace with two new productions. Here are the details of these and other attractions in the weeks ahead:

Open Air Theatre 
Sunday July 31, 2.30pm (gates open 2pm) 
Pirates of Penzance presented by Illyria 
Illyria delivers yet another first for the UK open-air touring theatre circuit: Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera about an apprentice pirate, born on February 29, who learns he is contracted to the pirates until his 21st BIRTHDAY, not his 21st year!

The show is packed with laughter, romance and a galleon-full of memorable lyrics such as "To be a Pirate King!"; "Modern Major General" and "A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One". 


This wonderful classic gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast and accompanied by a Musical Director on keyboard and actor/musicians on various instruments

£15, suitable for all aged 5 plus, under 5’s £7.50.

N.B. though children may attend under supervision this is not a children’s production. 
Please bring your own seating (low backed chair or picnic rug) and clothing appropriate for the weather.

BBQ and bar available or pre order a picnic hamper – three hamper options available (plus children’s menu), to order hampers or for full details of all food options view www.fulhampalacecafe.org or telephone 020 7610 7160

Family Fun 
Sunday 7 and 21 August 2-3.30pm 
Drop in afternoon 
Try on period costumes, handle artefacts and learn about the history of the palace. 
Free, no booking needed, all ages welcome.

Open Air Theatre 
Sunday August21, 2.30pm (gates open 2pm) 
Twelfth Night presented by Illyria 
Following a shipwreck, Viola is washed ashore in Illyria, a country where everything is illogical, delirious, and completely topsy turvy. To protect herself she adopts a male disguise. But what use are disguises when Lady Olivia falls madly in love with her, and she herself falls in love with Count Orsino? It could all end in tears - even if most of them are of laughter.

  
Illyria presents an afternoon of romance, music and sheer and utter joy, performed on a stage exactly the same as those used by mediaeval touring-troupes. 
  
£12, suitable for all aged 5 plus, tickets for under 5’s £7.50.

N.B. though children may attend under supervision this is not a children’s production. 
Please bring your own seating (low backed chair or picnic rug) and clothing appropriate for the weather.

BBQ and bar available or pre order a picnic hamper – three hamper options available (plus children’s menu), to order hampers or for full details of all food options view www.fulhampalacecafe.org or telephone 020 7610 7160.

With the support of the Lyric Theatre, Fulham Palace now has a dedicated ticket line. Please check booking details for your chosen event and telephone 0871 22 117 28 unless otherwise stated.

For online booking click here to be redirected to the Lyric Theatre online booking page and view Events Elsewhere or type Fulham Palace into the search box.

Alternatively you can purchase tickets in person at the Lyric Theatre Box Office, King St, Hammersmith.

Although the Lyric will provide you with general information about an event, please contact the Palace directly on 020 7736 3233 to discuss any specific queries you may have.

Historical tours

Discover the history of Fulham Palace, one of the oldest and most important buildings in London. Guided tours of the major historic rooms on the ground floor of the Palace, including the Victorian Chapel.

Meet at 2pm in the Tudor Courtyard.  Cost £5 per person.

August - Sun 14, Tues 16, Sun 28


Garden walks

Learn the fascinating history of the Fulham Palace gardens. Home to an interesting collection of rare trees and shrubs from all over the world, many of which are of historical importance. 

Meet at 2pm at the museum.  Cost £5 per person.

July - Sun 31

Aug - Wed 10, Wed 24, Sat 27


Historical tours include the gardens (weather permitting). 

No booking is necessary for regular tours, cost is £5 per person, accompanied children and Museum Associates are free. 

All tours can be run as private tours for groups of ten or more, please see the group visits section for further information.

For further details please telephone the Museum of Fulham Palace on 020 7610 7164.

July 25, 2011