Charles Court Opera is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Hammer Horror-inspired version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, from February 18.
Ruddigore is a spooky spoof on melodrama, with mad damsels, moustachioed villains and a gallery of deceased ancestors. It will be given a spark of electricity and plenty of punch in the way that only CCO can do.
The company has been producing opera, music theatre and boutique pantomimes in London and on tour for a decade, garnering rave reviews.
It is one of the leading lights in the recent re-invigoration of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The production will be directed by the company’s artistic director John Savournin, musically directed by David Eaton from the piano and features a first-rate cast of nine CCO favourites.
Ruddigore runs at the King’s Head Theatre from February 18-March 14.