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Did you know?

  • This was our sixth production of "Ruddigore". We had a new production team at the helm with Graham Thorne as Musical Director and Becky Gregson-Flynn as Producer.

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

    2024 2002 1987 1975 1963 1953

  • "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.

  • From Gilbert's Bab Ballads:

    Gilbert's Bab Ballads - the Ghosts High Noon
    "The Ghosts High Noon"
Ruddigore 2013 Programme

Producer/Director : Becky Gregson-Flynn
Musical Director : Graham Thorne


Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd:
(aka Robin Oakapple)
Malcolm Parkinson
Richard Dauntless:
(his Foster-Brother, a sailor)
Leon Waksberg
Sir Despard Murgatroyd:
(Wicked Baronet of Ruddigore)
Robert Thurman
Old Adam Goodheart:
(Robin's Faithful Servant)
Kelvyn Waites
Rose Maybud:
(a Village Maiden)
Anna Trent
Mad Margaret: Liz Blount
Dame Hannah:
(Rose's Aunt)
Stephanie Roe
Professional Bridesmaids
Zorah: Deirdre O'Shea
Ruth: Catherine Roberts
Sir Rupert Murgatroyd :
(The First Baronet)
Peter Sugden
Sir Jasper Murgatroyd:
(The Third Baronet)
AJ Jno-Baptiste
Sir Lionel Murgatroyd:
(The Sixth Baronet)
Chris Hall
Sir Conrad Murgatroyd:
(The Twelfth Baronet)
David Hall
Sir Desmond Murgatroyd:
(The Sixteenth Baronet)
Fintan O'Shea
Sir Gilbert Murgatroyd:
(The Eigtheenth Baronet)
Eoin O'Shea
Sir Arthur Murgatroyd:
(The Nineteeenth Baronet)
Tony Johnson
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd:
(The Twentieth Baronet)
David Parker
Chorus of Officers, Ancestors, Professional Bridesmaids, and Villagers:

Ali Burton, Jennifer Day,Chris Hall, David Hall, Lyndsey Hall, Margaret Hanson, Joan Hinchcliffe, Tracey Hook, AJ Jno-Baptiste, Tony Johnson, Debbie Moores, Martina O'Rourke, Eoin O'Shea, Fintan O'Shea, Carol Parkinson, Caroline Pringle, Marie Sugden, Peter Sugden, Kathryn Thurman

"Ruddigore" in pictures