Group stages Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore

Pictured rehearsing for their version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore are Dauntlesss Theatre group members, from left:; Sebastian Davidson (Despard Murgatroyd), Hannah Tomlin, Martin Lay and Rosie Waters (Morris dancers) at St Nicholas's Church in Hedworth Lane. Boldon Colliery.
Pictured rehearsing for their version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore are Dauntlesss Theatre group members, from left:; Sebastian Davidson (Despard Murgatroyd), Hannah Tomlin, Martin Lay and Rosie Waters (Morris dancers) at St Nicholas's Church in Hedworth Lane. Boldon Colliery.
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A YOUNG theatre company are set to spook their audience as they breathe new life into a classic tale.

Dauntless Theatre, a Sunderland-based group of young people passionate about Gilbert and Sullivan, will be staging the famous duo’s supernatural comic opera Ruddigore.

Pictured rehearsing for their version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore are Dauntlesss Theatre group members Stuart Sellens (Robin Oakapple) and Anna Scott (Rose Maybud) at St Nicholas's Church in Hedworth Lane, Boldon Colliery.

Pictured rehearsing for their version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore are Dauntlesss Theatre group members Stuart Sellens (Robin Oakapple) and Anna Scott (Rose Maybud) at St Nicholas's Church in Hedworth Lane, Boldon Colliery.

The show tells the story of the bad baronets of Ruddigore, who have been cursed to commit a crime a day for life or suffer the penalty of death by extreme pain.

Sir Ruthven, disguised as a young farmer, has hidden for years from the curse but his love for Rose Maybud may end up unravelling his secret.

As part of the tale, dead ancestors descend from their portraits to exact revenge if the baronets disobey the curse.

Zoe Hull from Dauntless said: “We are retaining the integrity of Gilbert and Sullivan’s original, but putting our own unique spin on the production.”

l Dauntless Theatre presents their modern version of Ruddigore on Thursday at 7.30pm at Priestman Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Talbot Road, Roker.

For tickets, contact Laura Crawley on 07983 12317 or find Dauntless Theatre on Facebook.