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By W.S Gilbert & A. Sullivan

Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd / Robin Oakapple Paul Buckle
Rose Maybud Ellie Hoare
Richard Dauntless Tim Brown
Sir Despard Murgatroyd / Grandpa Nigel Holloway
Mad Margaret Anne Braley
Dame Hannah / Grandma Janet Holloway
Sir Roderick Murgatroyd Sean Gomez
Mary Rachel Jones
Alex Luke Waddon
Adam Goodheart / Gideon Crawle Steve Davies
Zorah Claire Davies
Ruth Catherine Carey & Lorna Welch
Bridesmaids Catherine Blyth, Olivia Gomez, Catherine O'Leary, Bev Pearce, Lisa Sadie & Fiona Thomas
Soldiers & Ancestors Wayne Hughes, Ruairidh MacLeod-Lyon, Kevin Morgan & Roger Thomas




None of the village girls stand a chance at marriage, because all the young men of the village love Rose Maybud, but do not measure up to her strict etiquette. Robin Oakapple also loves Rose, but he is too shy to court her. Robin's foster-brother Richard Dauntless arrives home from the sea, and speaks to Rose on Robin's behalf. Rose misunderstands and falls in love with Richard. Discovering this, Robin declares openly his love for Rose and they agree to marry. On their wedding day, however, things do not go according to plan. The evil Baronet of Ruddigore, Sir Despard Murgatroyd, arrives to claim young Robin as his elder brother, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, and thus the true Baronet. Rose, broken hearted, rejects Robin and returns to Richard and the reformed Sir Despard agrees to marry his old flame Mad Margaret.

Robin, now unveiled as Sir Ruthven and his servant Adam bewail the witch's curse imposed on his family - to commit one crime every day or else perish in agony. Richard and Rose arrive to ask his permission to marry. Forced to yield, Sir Ruthven declares he will not commit another crime and begs his ancestors for mercy. The ancestors, led by his late Uncle Sir Roderick, come to life and force him to abduct a village maiden. Dame Hannah is mistakenly taken and she threatens Sir Ruthven. Sir Roderic saves him and is reunited with his former fiancé. Sir Ruthven declares that he has found a way to foil the curse and he and Rose are finally reunited.