Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves

Award Winning outdoor theatre company Illyria will bring their fabulous new adaptation of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves to Tannery Drift First School this September.

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?

Now in its 28th year, Illyria has wowed audiences around the world performing some of the most well-loved productions on offer. The company has won 4 international Best Performance” awards and attracted numerous “5-star” and “Critics’ Choice” reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to Shakespeare’s plays, the high quality of its family shows and the refreshingly quirky originality of its English classics adaptations and Gilbert & Sullivan musicals.

“We are delighted to be hosting Illyria again this year and we have no doubt that this show will entertain every member of the family.” says Tannery Drift First School.

Illyria’s fast and furious madcap style is sure to prove popular for the whole family, from theatre devotees to live performance newcomers.

To buy tickets, visit or contact Tannery Drift School.