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Ruddigore at West Road

posted 13 Jan 2018, 05:01 by Jonatan Rostén   [ updated 13 Jan 2018, 05:09 by Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society ]
Will Robin escape his family’s curse? Or will his ghostly ancestors keep him from his love? Find out as CUG&S brings the spooktacular comic opera Ruddigore to West Road Concert Hall this February.

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A terrible curse condemns each Baronet of Ruddigore to commit one dastardly crime per day or perish in inconceivable agony. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, 22nd Baronet, has gone into hiding to avoid the curse and now lives in a Cornish fishing village where, disguised as the young farmer Robin Oakapple, he has fallen in love with the fair Rose Maybud. His prospects are ruined when his foster brother Dick Dauntless betrays him to Sir Despard Murgatroyd, the acting baronet. Ruthven is forced to take on both the baronetcy and its curse, enforced by an entire portrait gallery of his ghostly ancestors.

Ruddigore is a hilarious operatic satire of Victorian melodrama. Despite the sinister backdrop, you’ll find all the laughs and silliness you’d expect from G&S, combined with some of Sullivan’s most majestic music.

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13 Jan 2018, 05:08