The Ghosts of Ruddigore Haunt NSW Stages
Professional bridesmaids, a character who converses in biblical verse and a village called Rederring feature in Gilbert & Sullivan’s 10th collaboration, The Ghosts of Ruddigore.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney are bringing this parody of Victorian melodrama to Thirroul on September 23, Bundanoon on September 29 and North Sydney on October 5, 6,7,12,13 and 14.
This production has some larger-than-life characters, including a villain who carries off a maiden; the primly perfect heroine; a hero in disguise; a snake in the grass and a ‘fraid’ of ghosts!!
Good becomes bad – and bad becomes good in the village of Rederring.
After premiering on January 21, 1887 at the Savoy Theatre in London, The Ghosts of Ruddigore ran for 288 performances.
The story follows Robin Oakapple, a shy, upstanding gentleman farmer who is desperate to ask the lovely Rose Maybud to marry him.
But he hasn’t the courage!
The truth is he hides a dark secret; he is the heir to a curse on all Baronets of Ruddigore and has been living in disguise to escape an evil fate.
But the truth is discovered. And Robin is forced to obey the family curse that dictates he must commit a felony every day – or face a lingering death! How will he ever win Rose and return to a tranquil, virtuous life on the farm?!
Musical Director: Rod Mounjed
Director: Dean Sinclair
Associate Director & Choreographer: Sarah Pearce
Rose Maybud: Kate Wilmot
Mad Margaret: Elizabeth Lowrencev
Dame Hannah: Megan Chalmers
Zorah: Bernice Zandona
Ruth: Bridget Wood
Robin Oakapple: Chris Lewis
Richard Dauntless: Daniel Verschuer
Sir Despard Murgatroyd: Andrew Pennycuick
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd: Tobias Page
Old Adam Goodheart: Dean Sinclair
(with 25 piece orchestra)
Smith Auditorium Lyric Theatre, Shore School, Blue St, North Sydney NSW 2060
Friday, 5 October, 8pm
Saturday, 6 October, 8pm
Sunday, 7 October, 2pm
Friday, 12 October, 8pm
Saturday, 13 October, 2pm
Sunday, 14 October, 2pm
Adult $40 (earlybird $35)
Concession $39 (earlybird $35)
Family Ticket $110 2Adult2Children (earlybird $95)
Group of 10 + $40 pp (earlybird $35)
Group of 20 + $35 pp (earlybird $30)
0401 869 118