ILLYRIA theatre company stage their final performance at Cardigan Castle for the year and they’re rounding things off with the hugely entertaining Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves on Friday, August 23.

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?

The show is notable for a scene where one character polishes off most of the thieves – 37 to be precise, and you can count each one – with a cast of just five of the most hardworking actors in the business!

Perfect summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5-plus.

Tickets for Illyria: Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves! are £14 per adult (£12 concession), £10 per child, and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621200, online at or via the Mwldan app.

Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm.