20:00, Wed 21st – Sat 24th November 2007 at Robinson College Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 7
This term's exciting Freshers' Show is RUDDIGORE, one of G&S's lesser-performed but still immensely enjoyable collaborations. A witch's curse condemns each Baronet of Ruddigore to commit a crime a day or perish- desperate to avoid this fate, Sir Rutheven Murgatroyd hides out as Cornish farmer Sir Robin Oakapple to try and win the heart of his beloved, Rose Maybud- but his secret is only safe for so long. The show features some of Gilbert's most loved characters, including Mad Margaret and the sailor Dick Dauntless, as well as a male chorus of ghosts and a female chorus of professional bridesmaids, and some of Sullivan's best songs, such as "When the Night Wind Howls" and the patter trio "It really doesn't matter."