Prepare for a Gilbert and Sullivan spooktacular this October!

G&S WA is thrilled (and chilled!) to present Ruddigore, a spellbinding seaside gothic by the masters of musical comedy.

Shy and law-abiding, gentleman farmer Robin Oakapple is working up the courage to ask the virtuous Rose Maybud to marry him.

However, he holds a dark secret – he is actually Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, the cursed Baronet of Ruddigore who fled to escape his fate, consigning his younger brother Despard to a life of dastardly deeds.

When his true identity is revealed by a jealous rival, Robin / Ruthven is compelled to commit a crime every day – or face an agonising death. Will he be able to break free from the witch’s curse?

Directed by Alan Needham (The Pirates of Penzance, Patience) with Musical Direction by Michael Brett (The Grand Duke, The Pirates of Penzance) this production showcases the marvellous music from Arthur Sullivan and WS Gilbert’s most witty and weird characters. Don’t miss this irreverent tale, featuring romantic rivalries, hidden identities and a family of phantasms! Ruddigore is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s funniest musicals, this time with a spirited topsy turvy twist!

“Ruddigore? Ruddimarvellous.” – Absolute Theatre

“A tongue-in-cheek gothic fantasy and a laughter spinning, giggle-fest” – Australian Stage

“Comic gold!” – Stage Whispers

When you purchase 9 or more tickets, get 1 free! Just call ticketsWA on 6488 2440 between 12pm – 4pm weekdays.

Production Dates

2 Matinees, 6 Evenings

Thursday, 5 October – 7.30pm
Friday, 6 October –  7.30pm
Saturday, 7 October – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm

Thursday, 12 October  – 7.30pm
Friday, 13 October – 7.30pm
Saturday, 14 October – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm


Robin Oakapple / Sir Ruthven:Zac Porter
Rose Maybud:Nika Classen
Mad Margaret:Belinda Butler
Sir Despard Murgatroyd:Tim Longley
Richard (Dick) Dauntless:Chad Henderson
Old Adam Goodheart:Stephen Hastings
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd:Michael Cummins
Dame Hannah:Sade Stella-Joy
Zorah:Sienna Freeman
Ruth:Eilish Marie Blackmore


Rick BoydEloise Keppler
Judith ClarkNico Keppler
Liza CobbBridie King
Claire CoolingThomas La Cava
Vanessa CooperTracey Myhill
Lauren DanielsAmy Parsons
Nick GarrattHeather Quayle
Blanche HolzmanGlenn Rowan
Paki IsaievEve-Scarlett Trower
Imogen KellyJennifer Van den Hoek
Aimee Rose Keppler 

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