The Gondoliers

The Mikado

The Sorcerer

The Martyr of Antioch

Ruddigore

The Yeomen of the Guard

Other works performed by St Davids Players

St Davids Players
past productions

HMS Pinafore

The Pirates of Penzance

Trial by Jury

Iolanthe

Princess Ida

Utopia (Limited)

The Grand Duke

Patience

Thespis

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THE SAVOY OPERAS

RUDDIGORE

or, THE WITCH’S CURSE

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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?