Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society returns to West Road Concert Hall for the fifth year in a row, this year performing the brilliant Ruddigore.
A terrible curse condemns each baronet of Ruddigore to commit one crime per day or perish in inconceivable agony. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd has gone into hiding to avoid the curse and lives in a Cornish village where, disguised as the young farmer Robin Oakapple, he has fallen in love with the fair Rose Maybud. His prospects are ruined when his foster brother Dick Dauntless betrays him to Sir Despard Murgatroyd, the acting baronet. Ruthven is forced to take on the baronetcy and its curse, enforced by an entire portrait gallery of his ghastly ancestors.
Ruddigore is a hilarious operatic satire of Victorian melodrama. Despite the sinister backdrop, you’ll find all the laughs and silliness you’d expect from G&S, combined with some of Sullivan’s most majestic music.
Thu 8 February at 7:45pm
Fri 9 February at 7:45pm
Sat 10 February at 2:00pm
Sat 10 February at 7:45pm
West Road Concert Hall
Adults: £18 (standard), £23 (premium) Concessions: £16 (standard), £21 (premium) Students & Under 16s: £7 (standard), £11 (premium)
West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.
Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.
Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.
The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.