Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan - Tabard Theatre 17 May


Pulling Focus Ltd in association with Royal 10 Productions present Ruddigore, by Gilbert and Sullivan, at the Tabard Theatre, a fringe venue in Chiswick, west London, from 17 May to 12 June 2011.

Directed by Alex Young, designed by Chris Hone, choreography by Kris Manuel, musical director Andre Refig.

Cast includes Ben Mann, Lydia Jenkins, Matthew Crowe, Robert Hannouch, Sarah Covey, Kris Manuel, Cerian Holland, Emily Davies, Michael Storrs.

The Wicked Baronets of Ruddigore are cursed, forced to do one bad deed a day or die in horrifying agony. So it comes as a huge relief when Sir Despard, the current ‘bad baronet’ finds that bashful Robin Oakapple is his long-lost elder brother and the true inheritor of the curse. Feebly committing crimes and losing his sweetheart, the righteous Rose Maybud, poor Robin believes things cannot get any worse. But his troubles really start when he proves singularly unequal to the task of fulfilling the curse, and his ancestors’ portraits begin to haunt him…

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