GILBERT and Sullivan's supernatural opera is bring brought to life by talented Sale performers.

Sale Gilbert and Sullivan is to present Ruddigore — otherwise known as The Witch’s Curse — at The Lowry.

Ruddigore opened on January 21, 1887, at the Savoy Theatre and ran for 288 performances.

It is known for its chorus of professional bridesmaids, a gallery of ghostly ancestors and the villain who carries off the maiden.

Other notable mentions are the priggishly good mannered, poor but virtuous heroine, the hero in disguise, the snake in the grass who claims to be following his heart, the wild, mad girl and the swagger of fire-eating patriotism.

Set in an appropriately named village called Red Herring, this can only be the work of WS Gilbert and A Sullivan.

Performances at the Lowry run from April 30 to May 2 at 7.45pm.

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