Charles Court Opera is to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the premiere of a Hammer Horror-inspired version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore.
Following their tremendous success with a fresh Goth-inspired take on Patience, Charles Court Opera are celebrating their 10th anniversary with the premiere of a Hammer Horror-inspired production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, from Wednesday 17 February – Saturday 14 March.
Ruddigore is a spooky spoof on melodrama, with mad damsels, moustachioed villains and a gallery of deceased ancestors and it’s to to be given a spark of electricity and plenty of punch in the way that only CCO can do.
Expect “a sparklingly fresh package of pathos, foolery and high-class music making” (Opera Now), as well as the unexpected… A stalwart of London’s Off West End, Charles Court Opera (“the masters of G&S in small spaces” – Camden New Journal) have been producing opera, music theatre and boutique pantomimes in London and on tour for a decade, garnering rave reviews (“a must-see” – The Daily Telegraph) and being named Broadwayworld’s “funniest show of the year” for their panto, Buttons: Another Cinderella Story, at the Rosemary Branch Theatre.
CCO are one of the leading lights in the recent reinvigoration of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, and this new production will be directed by the company’s artistic director John Savournin (one of the “finest G&S actor/directors of the present day” – Daily Express) and musically directed by David Eaton from the piano.
Featuring a first-rate cast of nine CCO favourites, this special anniversary production is not to be missed!
King’s Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
Box office: 0207 478 0160
Wednesday 18 February – Saturday 14 March
Monday – Saturday at 7.00pm
Matinees Saturday 7 & 14 March at 3.00pm
Press Night: Thursday 19 February at 7.00pm
Tickets: £16.50 – £22.50
18th – 20th February 2015 all seats £10.00
Thursday 15th January 2015