Lindy Hume’s critically acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore or The Witch’s Curse, hits the road in 2018, giving regional Queensland the opportunity to jump into the weird and wonderful world of Victoriana. This irreverent romp through marriage, madness and mayhem had Brisbane audiences and reviewers laughing out loud and its colourful bunch of comic characters is sure to resonate with audiences across the state.
Shy and law-abiding, gentleman farmer Robin Oakapple is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him but he has a dark secret. He is heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore – he must commit a dastardly deed every day or face a tortuous death!
Jam packed with musical gems such as the ‘Matter’ trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song, Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse will tour with the same cast members that had Brisbane audiences standing on their feet – Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston, Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Christie Peluso starring as Rose Maybud.
Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse tours Queensland in August, starting at the Gold Coast and moving on to Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and Toowoomba.
GOLD COAST 3 & 4 AUGUST
ROCKHAMPTON 8 AUGUST
MACKAY 11 AUGUST
TOWNSVILLE 15 AUGUST
CAIRNS 18 AUGUST
TOOWOOMBA 23 AUGUST
Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd/Robin Oakapple Bryan Probets
Rose Maybud Natalie Christie Peluso
Richard Dauntless Kanen Breen
Sir Despard Murgatroyd Jason Barry-Smith
Old Adam Shaun Brown
Mad Margaret Christine Johnston
Dame Hannah Roxane Hislop
Sir Roderic Mugatoryd Andrew Collis
Zorah Katie Stenzel