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2012 (1) - Ruddigore or The Witch's Curse

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Ruddigore or The Witch's Curse

FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
ALEXANDER THEATRE,
MONASH UNIVERSITY
APRIL 21, 27 28  at 8.00 PM
APRIL 21, 28 at 2.00 PM
BOOKINGS OPEN ON THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY
on 03 9905 1111 (M-F 9:30-4:30) Or go to www.monash.edu.au/mapa

A love story full of ghosts and curses, Ruddigore is Gilbert and Sullivan’s take on Victorian melodrama, full of great music and ingenious Gilbertian wit. It is set around 1804. We have Sir Despard the obligatory villain, Robin Oakapple the hero, Rose Maybud the heroine, and a number of other characters to add life to the plot. But all is not as it seems: the story centres around an incongruous curse placed on the first baronet of Ruddigore, Sir Rupert Murgatroyd, and which is so powerful that it can transcend the normal boundaries of time and perpetuate itself ad infinitum down through all the direct inheritors of the title. Gilbert provides his usual twist at the end to ensure a satisfactory resolution to the story.

BRETT O'MEARA, MICHELLE McCARTHY, MICHAEL PETRUCELLI, PETER HANWAY, JENNIFER WAKEFIELD, RENN WORTLEY, NICKY WORTLEY, NAOMI ABSALOM, ANDREW McGRAIL, ANNA CASTLE, CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA

DIRECTED BY RON PIDCOCK
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY JOHN FERGUSON
CHORUS DIRECTION BY STEPHANIE GIBSON

Tickets $42 full $38 concession $20 child
Groups of 20+ $38 Child free with full-paying adult on first Saturday matinee.

CAST
RUDDIGORE
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd Renn Wortley
Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd / Robin Oakapple Brett O'Meara
Richard Dauntless Michael Petruccelli
Sir Despard Murgatroyd Peter Hanway
Old Adam Goodheart Andrew McGrail
Rose Maybud Michelle McCarthy
Mad Margaret Anna Castle
Dame Hannah Jennifer Wakefield
Zorah Nicola Wortley
Ruth Naomi Absalom
Chorus
Michael Behan, Charles Cornwallis, Darcy Cornwallis, Tim Finnegan, Greg Galon, David Gerard, Tom Gibson, Peter Hirst, Ben Klein, Ken Knight, Simon Messer, Darren Rosenfeld, Alex Scutt, Jamie Tampion, Henry Turner.

Maria Sofia Bertagno, Jenny Coll, Caroline Cornwallis, Jasmine Hulme, Naomi Hyndman, Deana Jacobs, Susan Marshall, Catherine Mortimer, Evelyn O’Meara, Laura Pearse, Robyn Pidcock, Lorraine Pollerd, Zaiga Schuller, Ebony Struth, Andrea Tappe, Linda Wood.
Director/Choreographer
Ron Pidcock
Musical Director
John Ferguson
Chorus Director
Stephanie Gibson
New Orchestrations
Richard Balcombe
Lighting Designer
Francis Croese
Production Manager Andrew McGrail
Stage Manager Michael Angelico
Assistant Stage Manager John Larcombe
Flyman David Angelico
Floor Crew Ken Read, Gabrielle Angelico, Tim Angelico, Stephen Angelico, Linda Baynham
Lighting Board Operator Natalie Vincent
Follow Spot Operators Chris and John Angelico
Set Construction David Gerard (Manager), Naomi Absalom, David, John and Michael Angelico, Jenny Coll, Tom Gibson,Ken Knight, Andrew McGrail, Renn Wortley
Rehearsal Pianists Jane Matheson, Christine Luo, Alex Scutt, Geoff Urquhart
Publicity: Torquil Syme, John Larcombe
Costumes and Wigs Marie Klein, Robyn Pidcock, Susan Marshall
Properties David Angelico
FOH Karen Hogg
Programme Alex Scutt
Photography Brian Taylor
Ticket Secretary Liz Burman
Personnel Co-ordinator Ben Klein