Events Diary

Did you know?

  • This was our fifth production of "Ruddigore".
  • "Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse" was the 10th collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan. The "supernatural opera" opened on January 21, 1887 at the Savoy Theatre and ran for 288 performances.

    The first night was not altogether a success, as critics and the audience felt that Ruddygore (as it was originally spelled) did not measure up to its predecessor, The Mikado. After some changes, including respelling the title, it achieved a run of 288 performances.

  • Take a look at our previous productions of "Ruddigore".

    2024 2013 2002 1987 1975 1963 1953

Ruddigore  (2002 front cover

Producer/Director : Graham Weston
Musical Director : Ian Abbott


Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd :
(disguised as Robin Oakapple)
Malcolm Parkinson
Richard Dauntless :
(his Foster-Brother, a Man-o'-War's man)
David Hall
Sir Despard Murgatroyd :
(a Wicked Baronet of Ruddigore)
Robert Thurman
Old Adam Goodheart :
(Robin's Faithful Servant)
Lyndon Wilkinson
Rose Maybud :
(a Village Maiden)
Carol Parkinson
Mad Margaret: Stephanie Roe
Dame Hannah :
(Rose's Aunt)
Pamela Thorne
-- Professional Bridesmaids) --
Zorah: Lyndsay Riplay
Ruth: Catherine Roberts
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd: Chris Sowerby
Chorus of Officers, Ancestors, Professional Bridesmaids, and Villagers:

Tracey Barker, Emilie Berry, John Berry, Ian Castle, Danielle Cook, John Foster, Lyndsey Hanson, Margaret Hanson, Natalie Hanson, Gemma Heeley, David Hirst, Keith Horner, Kirsty Lees, Gill Leverton, Elaine Mantle, Sue Ralph, Stephen Roe, Martin Ripley, Sally Roberts, Caroline Roberts, Alison Sowerby, Debbie Stringer, Kathryn Thurman, Ian Townend, Joanna Townend & Emma Wise.

"Ruddigore" in pictures