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THE SAVOY OPERAS

RUDDIGORE

or, THE WITCH’S CURSE

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ST DAVID’S PLAYERS

Gilbert and Sullivan Society · Exeter · Devon

Written by W S Gilbert

Composed by Arthur Sullivan

Premièred at The Savoy Theatre, London 22nd January 1887 and achieved a run, after some changes including re-spelling the title from ‘Ruddygore’ ran for 288 performances.

St David’s Players’ productions: (click to expand)

A brief synopsis:

 

The Baronets of Ruddigore have been doomed by a witch’s curse to commit a crime a day, or die in agony.

 

The latest Baronet has disguised himself as a farmer to escape his fate and marry the beautiful Rose Maybud.

 

Enter a corps of professional bridesmaids desperate to perform their duty, a selection of ghostly ancestors, the Baronet’s adopted brother and a madwoman.

 

Will the Baronet’s future plans be doomed when his true identity
is revealed?

 

Will he find a way to lift the curse?

 

The Gondoliers

The Grand Duke

HMS Pinafore

Iolanthe

The Martyr of Antioch

The Mikado

Patience

The Pirates of Penzance

Princess Ida

Ruddigore

The Sorcerer

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