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Ruddigore – Barbican Theatre

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Showing at: Barbican Theatre

Box Office: 020 7638 8891

Genre: Operetta

 

 

Opera North brings a zesty freshness to Gilbert and Sullivan’s merry dig in the ribs of Victorian melodrama, Ruddigore, which comes complete with a reluctant villain, a modest maiden and Gothic ghosts.

Sir Despard Murgatroyd is a man under pressure. He has inherited a terrible curse, forcing him to commit a crime a day. So imagine his relief when shy Robin Oakapple is revealed as the true inheritor of the curse. Now Robin’s troubles begin as his feeble evil deeds summon exasperated ancestors back from the dead.

Ruddigore matches wicked humour and social satire with an irresistible score.

 

Opening Night: 23 Nov 2011        Closing: 26 Nov 2011