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The Baronets of Ruddigore have been cursed by a witch. Each Baronet, in his turn, must commit a crime a day - or die in torture. To escape his dreadful fate, the latest Baronet, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, disguises himself as Robin Oakapple, a farmer. Only two people know his true identity - his faithful servant, Old Adam Goodheart, and his adopted brother, Richard Dauntless, a seaman. Robin Oakapple is in love with the beautiful Rose Maybud and wants to marry her - but his future plans appear doomed when his true identity is revealed. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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How not to do Gilbert & Sullivan today.
11 February 2000 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

Despite some nice singing, especially by Sandra Dugdale as Rose Maybud and Donald Adams as Sir Roderic Murgatroyd, this is a perfectly dreadful production. The girls ham it up, something which Gilbert warned against ever doing in the G&S operettas. Their early scenes, moreover, have suggestions of Lesbianism which could not be more out of place. Most of the singers are fair to middling, with Vincent Price apparently imitating Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady - good actor, no voice at all. Most of all, nobody takes the story seriously - no matter how absurd a G&S plot is today, and most were pretty absurd even while Victoria lived (and loved them), it is essential that they be played straight. As done here, a young person seeing Ruddigore for the first time would have to wonder what all the fuss is about. Better to just listen to it on an old D'Oyly Carte recording.


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