Berenice Stage Costume Hire Gallery:  Rudigore (1887)

Gallery:Ruddigore First Performed 1887
originally Ruddygore

or The Witch's Curse (January 21, 1887; Savoy Theatre; 288 performances)

None of the village girls stand a chance at marriage because all the village lads love Rose Maybud, but are too shy to court her Robin Oakapple also loves Rose, but when he becomes the wicked Baronet of Ruddigore, however, he must commit one major crime a day or die in agony. The ghosts of his ancestors step from their picture frames to confront him for not conscientiously carrying out this duty.

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Sir Roderic Murgatroyd's Portrait

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ghosts Sir Roderick
Dame Hannah and Bridesmaids Rederring ResidentsBridesmaids
Bucks and Bridesmaids Dick Dauntless and Bridesmaids (Empire line)
Ruddigore Ancestors Dame and Bridesmaids
Mad Margaret
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Compiled from The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company In Gilbert and Sullivan Operas: A Record of Productions, 1875-1961.
Compiled by Cyril Rollins and R. John Witts. London: Michael Joseph, 1962