25 Jul 2018

Marriage, Mischief & Mayhem in Opera Queensland's Ruddigore

One of opera’s weirdest and most wonderful shows will be on stage on August 25 with Opera Queensland’s production of Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse!


Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse is the second Gilbert and Sullivan production of the 2018 Empire Theatres season following the highly successful major production The Pirates of

Penzance in March and has an all-star cast including Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston (The Kransky Sisters), Jason Barry-Smith and Natalie Christie Peluso as Rose Maybud.


Featuring the Toowoomba Community Chorus, including 10 local men and 11 local women selected after auditions earlier in the year, Ruddigore tells the story of the shy law-abiding Robin Oakapple who works up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him.


But inside he has a dark secret; he is heir to a terrible curse that dictates he must commit a dastardly deed every day or face a torturous death.


Charming musical gems including the “Matter” trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song will dazzle in production that reveals Gilbert & Sullivan in a way never seen before.


The Toowoomba chorus will be performing alongside some of the country’s most talented singers in a show that promises some delicious Pythonesque surprises, crazy larger than life characters, uninhibited villainy, the living dead and a haunted castle.


For more information or to book tickets to this performance, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au