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The Grand Duke

FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
ALEXANDER THEATRE,
MONASH UNIVERSITY
April 5, 11 & 12 at 8.00 PM
APRIL 5, 12 2014 at 2.00 PM
BOOK on 03 9905 1111 (M-F 9:30-4:30) or

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Ludwig, an actor, replaces the company manager, Ernest, and then he replaces the miserly Grand Duke Rudolph of Pfennig Halbpfennig, after "killing" each of them by drawing the ace from a deck of cards in two "statutory" duels. By winning the statutory duels, Ludwig assumes all of Ernest's and Rudolph's rights and obligations. Soon he finds himself with far more wives, and prospective wives, than he knows what to do with.

The Grand Duke, Gilbert and Sullivan's last collaboration, written in 1896, is scarcely performed. For all Gilbert and Sullivan fans this is a rare opportunity to participate in one of their most extraordinary operas. If you want, or need, to complete the canon and see all the 14 Savoy operas then don’t miss this opportunity. Director Richard Burman and Music Director John Ferguson with cast and chorus of Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria delight in bringing to the Alexander Theatre Monash University this extraordinary work.

DIRECTOR RICHARD BURMAN
MUSICAL DIRECTOR JOHN FERGUSON
REPETITEUR PAM CHRISTIE

Tickets $39 full, $35 concession, $19.50 child
Groups of 20+ $35
Child free with full-paying adult on both Saturday matinees.(April 5 & 11 at 2.00 pm) Can only be purchased by telephone through the box office.

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CAST
THE GRAND DUKE
Rudolph (the Grand Duke) Peter Hanway
Ernest Dummkopf (Manager of Theatrical company) William James Smith
Ludwig (Leading Comedian) Paul Tooby
Dr. Tannhauser (Notary) Andrew McGrail
Prince of Monte Carlo Jamie Moffat
Herald Ron Pidcock
Ben Hashbaz (Costumier) Ken Knight
Viscount Mentone Ben Klein
Princess of Monte Carlo Julia Harper
Baroness Von Krakenfeldt Jenny Wakefield
Julia Jellicoe (English Comedienne) Lydia Kovesi
Lisa (Soubrette) Bernadette Mether
Olga Anna Castle
Gretchen Teresa Ingrilli
Bertha Andrea Tappe
Elsa Naomi Absalom