RUDDIGORE

Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Tickets: Adults £8.00/Friends £7.50/Students and ES40s £4.00  

Somerset Opera

RUDDIGORE

A comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.

Ruddigore is a parody of melodrama at the time of Gilbert and Sullivan; with a villain who carries off the maiden; a good-mannered poor-but-virtuous-heroine; a hero in disguise and his faithful old retainer who dreams of their former glory days; a snake in the grass who claims to be following his heart; a wild, mad girl; a swaggerer and ghosts who come to life to enforce a curse.  Gilbert turns the melodrama upside down – good becomes bad, bad becomes good, and heroes take the easy way out.