Ruddygore

14 - 17 February 2018, Annex Theatre Southampton

Join our chorus! Rehearsals every Tuesday 7pm @ 34 / 4013.

This unique production will be set in a folk festival, with a visual aesthetic and dance style to match. The music has been completely rearranged, faithful to the original melodies, with a new reduced score for a folk band and full SATB chorus numbers throughout. The libretto is faithful to the original, making this an exceptional opportunity to be part of an inventive new take on this classic operetta.

The baronets of Ruddygore have been cursed, and must commit a heinous crime each day or perish in a torturous death. However, the rightful heir to the baronetcy is in hiding, safe from the curse and all it entails... Rose Maybud is secretly in love with Robin Oakapple. While the two youths struggle to confess their love for one another, Robin's foster brother, Richard Dauntless, asks for Rose's hand in marriage. Robin comes forward at the last minute, and proposes to marry Rose as well. Meanwhile, Sir Despard, the current baronet of Ruddygore, learns that his elder brother whom he believed to be dead not only is still alive, but is also one of Rose Maybud's suitors. Despard takes this opportunity to set himself free from the curse of Ruddygore, passing it on to his brother... Who will inherit the witch’s curse? And what does Basingstoke have to do with all of this? Romance, ghosts, ceilidhs, magic, action, folk music and hilarious comedy meet in the Annex stage.

Our chorus is open to everyone, regardless of previous experience! Just come along to our next rehearsal: every Tuesday, 7pm, building 34, room 4013.



Production Team
Director: Lucy Rose
Assistant Director: Michelle McInnes
Musical Directors: Isaac Treuherz and Hannah Parsons
Assistant Musical Director: Liam Chan
Choreographer: Owain Boorman and Michelle McInnes
Producer: Jamie Hizzett
Costumes: Delyth Simons and Eris Perring
Technical Team: Stage Technician's Society (StageSoc)

Principal Cast
Robin Oakapple: Phil Needle
Rose Maybud: Bridie Strachan
Richard Dauntless: Abby Pardoe
Sir Despard Murgatroyd: David Child
Mad Margaret: Jesse Bean McCabe
Sir Roderick Murgatroyd: Richard Kille
Dame Hannah: Ella Sabine
Old Adam: Billy Boulton
Zorah: Amber Courage
Ruth: Rhona Graham