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Ruddigore

  • 17 May 1974
  • 20:30
  • 18 May 1974
  • 20:30
  • Aula du Collège de Nyon, Nyon

Ruddigore 1974

OVERVIEW

Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse, is a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. The baronets of Ruddigore are compelled to commit a crime every day under a witch's curse. Robin Oakapple is a baronet of Ruddigore who has fled the curse. He and his love, Rose Maybud, are about to marry when Robin's identity is exposed. As Robin cannot commit himself to a life of crime, the portraits of his ancestors come to life to punish him. He outwits them and frees himself from the curse for all time before being reunited with Rose.

This production of Ruddigore was first performed in April 1974 at the Salle communale de Chêne-Bougeries. It was the first GAOS production to be performed at what would become the Théâtre de Marens, in Nyon.

CAST

Ruth  Susan Dobson 
Dame Hannah   Kerstin Hytten
Dame Hannah’s nurse Irene Dobosz
Zorah   Kathy Epps
Rose Maybud Margery Jackson
Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd
Michael Mulvey
Old Adam Goodheart Ariel Haemmerlé
Richard Dauntless  
John Tracey
Mad Margaret  Myriam Watt
Sir Despard Murgatroyd
Charles Day

Ancestors:

Sir Roderic Murgatroyd - Derek French

Bishop - Jim Jackson

Crusader - Dimitri Dacos

Merchant - Peter Barnett

Elizabethan - Colin Richardson

Country Squire - Derek Bowland

Norman Knight - Mike Hope

Cavalier - Thomas Wejdeby

Chorus:

Lindsay Askew, Valerie Bouladon, Joan Cambitsis, Susan Dobson, Roslyn Forrest, Rosemary Green, Susan Parsons, Cecilia Place, Zelda Ryce, Jane Davies, Kath French, Ulla de Groot, Evelyn Moggio, Anne Louise de Verteuil, Lois Wolff

Alan Ball, Peter Barnett, Derek Bowland, Dimitri Dacos, Derek French, Mike Hope, Jim Jackson, Colin Richardson, Tony Stanford, Thomas Wejdeby

PRODUCTION

Director  Robert Cornman
Musical Director  Robert Cornman
Stage Manager 
Alan Grant
Set Design  Robert Cornman
Set Construction  Steve Bastin
Lighting  Di Squire
Costumes   Sigrid Pittendrigh / Elizabeth Hope
Make-up   Pat Broomfield
Props   Angela Horton

PHOTOS


POSTER

Ruddigore Poster


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