RUDDIGORE runs April 20 – 22/17 at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre

By , February 23, 2017


The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Winnipeg presents Ruddigore: the witch’s curse April 20, 21 and 22, 2017, at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre. 

For tickets, call 204-957-7842 or order online at

Here’s the story: the bad Baronets of Ruddigore have been cursed for generations.  Commit a crime every day or die in unspeakable agony.  Sir Despard – the current baronet – has discovered that his elder brother Robin Oakapple, long believed dead, is actually alive. Despard transfers the title – and the curse – onto Robin. Robin’s challenge is to discover a way to overcome the curse and win the love of Rose Maybud. Of course, this is accomplished and all ends happily but not before an evening of W.S. Gilbert’s complicated and hilarious twists and turns of the plot set to Arthur Sullivan’s wonderful music.Don’t miss this hilarious show -  a melodramatic parody!

Here’s who’s behind the scenes:

Director – Reid Harrison

Music Director – Michelle Mourre

Set Design – Sheldon Johnson

Lighting Design – Rob Mravnik

Costumes – Jan Malabar & Harlequin Costumes

Makeup Design – Jean-Marc LaFond

And here’s who’s on stage:

Rose Maybud – Andrea Lett

Mad Margaret – Kelly Robinson

Dame Hannah – Cathryn Harrison

Zorah – Carmen Harris

Robin Oakapple – Jean Van Der Merwe

Richard Dauntless – Jonathan Stitt

Sir Despard Murgatroyd – Nathan Sawatzky-Dyck

Sir Roderic Murgatroyd – Fred Simpson

Old Adam – Fred Cross

Bridesmaids, Townspeople & Gentry:

Jen Bouskill, Tanis Chapman, Dryden Dilts, Paul Forget, Naomi Garrett, Costa Ginakes, Marlon Goolcharon, Zoë Gotziaman, Elena Howard-Scott, Kristinn Jakobson,  Joanne Kilfoyle, Nicki Kirton, Gail Mildren, Allen Nixon, Richard Ryland, Deanna Smith, Nico Smith, Roman Szczerba, Vic Unruh, Erin-Brie Warwick, Murray Wichert, Erika Wiebe, Diane Wreford, Chelsey Young, Kevin Woelk.

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