Vivacious, Victorian, and very good fun: Ruddigore, Gilbert & Sullivan, Southgate Opera

We tend to think of Victorian society as morally strict, judgemental, and socially tense: and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, while confirming all the above, savagely pokes fun at Victorian ideals of social and moral perfection, pushing stereotypes to extremes in order to satirise the question of private and public goodness from all sorts of different…

Ruddigore, Gilbert & Sullivan: CU G&S Soc

Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society returns to West Road Concert Hall for the fifth year in a row, this year performing the brilliant Ruddigore. A terrible curse condemns each baronet of Ruddigore to commit one crime per day or perish in inconceivable agony. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd has gone into hiding to avoid the curse…