Ripon Operatics’ cinematic approach to Singin’ in the Rain

Singin in the Rain by Ripon Operatics.
Singin in the Rain by Ripon Operatics.

Forget spring showers, Ripon Amateur Operatic Society are looking forward to Singin’ in the Rain at Harrogate Theatre.

Set in the roaring 20s and surrounding the silent movie industry, the society made their own film footage which will be projected onto the set at various intervals during the show.

Phill Ruddy, director said: “It was important to me that the audience could really feel like they were experiencing the cinema of that era.

“By recording our own footage to use during the production we can give the show authenticity and the audience can enjoy a unique theatre experience which combines live performances with film.

“It wasgreat for the cast to record the necessary scenes in the style of the silent movies of the time. We are also lucky to have local professional film maker and cast member Katie Greenhalf of VWP Films who has done an amazing job.”

Based on the famous MGM film, the production will include all the well-known classics such as Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain.

The show will take place at Harrogate Theatre from April 2-52014 with evening performances and a Saturday matinee.

Tickets are now available at Harrogate Theatre Box Office on 01423 502116 and at

Group discounts and concessions are also available.