2018 - 2019
Virtue clashes with villainy as the latest baronet of Ruddigore defies the ancestral curse binding him to commit daily crimes on pain of death. Bashful Robin Oakapple has hidden his true identity as the accursed Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, but his terrible secret jeopardizes his courtship of the straitlaced Rose Maybud, who also captures the heart of Robin’s foster-brother. Pastoral choruses, mock-Wagnerian orchestrations, and frenzied patter songs enhance Gilbert and Sullivan’s wry send-up of gothic melodrama.
"Stunning scenic elements, clever staging, fine voices, and a lush-sounding orchestra."
~ Camila Fitzgibbon, Montreal Theatre Hub
"Love, Betrayal and Fantastical Gothic elements make The McGill Savoy Society’s latest production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore highly entertaining!"
~Genevieve Roy, Gen's Delights, PBS Mountain Lake
"[A] beautifully created ensemble piece [....] There isn’t anyone on the stage who doesn’t appear to be having fun - which makes for a thoroughly enjoyable evening for all."
~ Sharman Yarnell-Massey, Curtains Up
This production was dedicated to the memory of Roger Andrews (1950-2018).
853 Sherbrooke Street West
McGill University, Montreal
February 8th - 7:30 PM
February 9th - 2:00 PM | 7:30 PM
February 15th - 7:30 PM
February 16th - 2:00 PM | 7:30 PM
Robin Oakapple/Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd: Didier Blach-Laflèche, Matthew Erskine
Rose Maybud: Angela Marino, Emma Victoria
Sir Despard Murgatroyd: Jonathan Howes, Matthew Mckeown
Mad Margaret: Allyson Goff, Judith Portelance
Richard Dauntless: Aaron Meredith
Dame Hannah: Sara Wunsch
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd: Arthur Anderson
Old Adam/Gideon Crawle: Richard Orlando
Zorah: Tianhui Guo
Ruth: Caeleigh McDonald
February 8 & 9, 7:30 pm ----- February 16, 2:00 pm
Matthew Erskine, Angela Marino, Jonathan Howes, Allyson Goff
February 9, 2:00 pm ----- February 15 & 16, 7:30 pm
Didier Blach-Laflèche, Emma Victoria, Matthew McKeown, Judith Portelance