Ruddigore: Relaxed Performance

Wednesday 30 October 2024

On sale soon

Enjoy a performance of Ruddigore in a relaxed environment.

Our relaxed performances ensure a theatre that is inclusive and welcoming for all. The performances are designed for people who may make spontaneous noises, need to leave and return to their seat or access the toilets during the performance, and who may find a traditional theatre setting with complete silence and darkness hard to cope with. 

What to expect

  • Bright lighting and loud noises will be reduced.
  • The lights in the theatre will remain on low.
  • A relaxed attitude to people leaving and returning whenever they need to.
  • An information pack will be sent in advance with an easy-to-read synopsis and guide to the theatre.
  • Quiet spaces will be available if people need a break.
  • There will be clear signs and friendly staff on hand to help.
  • You can ask to have empty seats around your booking.

You can contact our friendly box office team with any questions, to book by phone or to request extra space next to seats on 0113 223 3600 or

More accessible performances

£20. For every 10 tickets booked get 1 free.
  • Leeds Grand Theatre

Start time

Running time
Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes including one interval

Sung in English with English subtitles

Group bookings
Contact Box Office

When can I book?

Patrons 9 May
Friends 16 May
Groups, U30s & Schools 28 May
All tickets on sale 29 May

About Ruddigore

Bad baronet Sir Despard Murgatroyd has inherited a centuries-old witch’s curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony.

So it’s a huge relief when timid Robin Oakapple is revealed as his long-lost elder brother and the true inheritor of the curse. Robin’s romance with the faultlessly correct Rose Maybud looks doomed, but his troubles really start when his feeble crimes drag his exasperated ancestors back from the dead to haunt him…

A reluctant villain, a modest maiden, amiable ghosts and scary professional bridesmaids: Gilbert & Sullivan make merry with Victorian melodrama in this hilariously inventive confection. Jo Davies’ (Carousel, Kiss Me, Kate!) production was hailed as an instant classic when it opened and is full of the spirit of G&S’s celebrated topsy-turvy invention.

“Jo Davies’ terrific production… is one of the great Gilbert & Sullivan stagings”
– The Guardian

Cast & creative

A man with short curly hair and a black t-shirt.
Dominic Sedgwick

Robin Oakapple / Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd

Xavier Hetherington

Richard Dauntless

A man with a short beard and hair brush to his right.
John Savournin

Sir Despard Murgatroyd

A man with a beard wearing a shirt.
Henry Waddington

Old Adam Goodheart

Steven Page
Steven Page

Sir Roderic Murgatroyd

A woman with curly dark hair resting her head on her hand.
Amy Freston

Rose Maybud

Helen Évora

Mad Margaret

Claire Pascoe

Dame Hannah

A man wearing glasses without frames.
Anthony Kraus


Jo Davies


A man with short hair and glasses.
James Hurley

Revival Director

A bald man with round glasses.
Richard Hudson

Set Designer

Gabrielle Dalton

Costume Designer

A woman with curly hair and long earrings.
Anna Watson

Lighting Designer

A woman with dark curly hair.
Kay Shepherd


Ruddigore: Relaxed Performance

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