Photos: First Look at RUDDIGORE At Wilton's Music Hall

The production must end this Saturday, 25th March. 

Peter Benedict's smash hit production of Gilbert & Sullivan's RUDDIGORE at Wilton's Music Hall must end this Saturday, 25th March. Check out production photos below!

Surreal comedy meets genuinely spooky Victorian chiller in this unmissable production of Gilbert & Sullivan's RUDDIGORE or "The Witch's Curse".

Directed by Peter Benedict (Mapp & Lucia - The Musical and Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!), expect all the familiar G&S elements: terrific music, cheeky social satire, comic pathos and a sensational cast singing faster than you'd think humanly possible, but with a seasoning of sinister spectres.

Wilton's Music Hall with its faded Victorian grandeur, lends itself to a tale of ancestral ghosts who haunt the family picture gallery, and this innovative production will provide some spine-tingling moments amidst the laughs. Those who are familiar with Ruddigore are also in for a few visual and musical surprises.

Written as a glorious send up of Victorian melodrama, this new staging draws on a love of classic Hammer movies, which were sometimes more fun than frightening. Sullivan's irresistible melodies and Gilbert's outrageously topsy-turvy twists, barmy characters and quirky humour makes Ruddigore the perfect homage to the genre. Don't miss!

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Kieran Parrott (Richard Dauntless) with from left: Edward Watchman (Harry) and Max Panks (Thomas). (photo: Mark Senior)

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Joe Winter as Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd (photo: Mark Senior)

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Kieran Parrott (Richard Dauntless) with Madeline Robinson (Rose Maybud) and Joe Winter (Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Charli Baptie as Mad Margaret (photo: Mark Senior)

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Peter Benedict as Sir Despard Murgatroyd (photo: Mark Senior)

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Charli Baptie (Mad Margaret) with Peter Benedict (Sir Despard Murgatroyd) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Eleanor Monaghan, Ellie Sayles, Rosie Weston, Edward Watchman, Max Panks, Kieran Parrott and Steve Watts (photo: Mark Senior)

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Charli Baptie (Mad Margaret) with Madeline Robinson (Rose Maybud) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Rosemary Ashe (Dame Hannah) with Steve Watts (Sir Roderic Murgatroyd) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Luca Kocsmarszky (Mme Von Palmay) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Joe Winter (Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd) with Madeline Robinson (Rose Maybud) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Edward Watchman (Harry), Kieran Parrott (Richard Dauntless) and Max Panks (Thomas) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Kieran Parrott (Richard Dauntless) with Madeline Robinson (Rose Maybud) and Joe Winter (Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Madeline Robinson (Rose Maybud) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Graham Stone (Old Adam Goodheart) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Peter Benedict (Sir Despard Murgatroyd) with Charli Baptie (Mad Margaret) and Company (photo: Mark Senior)

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Rosemary Ashe (Dame Hannah), Graham Stone (Old Adam Goodheart) with Ellie Sayles (Zorah) and Eleanor Monaghan Mercy) and Rosie Weston (Ruth) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Madeline Robinson (Rose Maybud) with bridesmaids Rosie Weston, Ellie Sayles and Eleanor Monaghan (photo: Mark Senior)

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Madeline Robinson (Rose Maybud) with bridesmaids Rosie Weston, Eleanor Monaghan and Ellie Sayles (photo: Mark Senior)

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Joe Winter (Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd) and Company (photo: Mark Senior)

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Edward Watchman (Harry), Kieran Parrott (Richard Dauntless) and Max Panks (Thomas) (photo: Mark Senior)

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Ruddigore Company (photo: Mark Senior)

 




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