Ruddigore

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Ruddigore is a comic opera in two acts by W.S. Gilbert (1836–1911)[1] and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900)[2]

Also known as Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse.


The original text

One of the Savoy Operas by Gilbert and Sullivan, it was originally called Ruddygore. First performed in 1887

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1942: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society in The Port Elizabeth Opera House

1949: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society in The Port Elizabeth Opera House.

1957: Staged by the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society

1962: Staged by the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society

1975: Staged by the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society

1985: Produced by the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society and performed at the Baxter Theatre, directed by Teddy Davies. Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Elizabeth Wright, Charmaine Ferreira, Marianne McLean, Graham Boxall, Angus McBride, Margaret Hill, Forbes Smith, Peter Kramer, Kim Ribbink, Alan Saffery.

1995: Staged by the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Sources

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruddigore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._S._Gilbert

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Sullivan

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