Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney is proudly presenting The Ghosts of Ruddigore in North Sydney on October 5, 6,7,12,13 and 14. Tickets are now on sale. The Ghosts of Ruddigore was Gilbert & Sullivan's 10th collaboration and saw the continuation of the pair's comic brilliance.
The Ghosts of Ruddigore was Gilbert & Sullivan's 10th collaboration and saw the continuation of the pair's comic brilliance.
A hilarious parody of Victorian melodrama, The Ghosts of Ruddigore features some great 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.
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?
After premiering on January 21, 1887 at the Savoy Theatre in London, The Ghosts of Ruddigore ran for 288 performances.
The forthcoming production is directed by Dean Sinclair with associate director & choreographer Sarah Pearce. Musical direction is by Rod Mounjed.
The talented cast includes:
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
All performances with a full orchestra - choose from the following sessions:
8 PM Friday, 5 October
8 PM Saturday, 6 October
2 PM Sunday, 7 October
8 PM Friday, 12 October
2 PM Saturday, 13 October
2 PM Sunday, 14 October
Tickets are now on sale through www.gsosydney.com.au/booking.html - book now and take advantage of Early Bird prices. Alternatively, contact 0412 820 519 for book tickets by phone.