The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival welcomes SavoyNet Performing Group, competing for the International Festival Trophy sponsored by Theatrical Adventures G&S River Cruises.
Don’t miss ghostly goings-on with SavoyNet Performing Group’s production of Ruddigore. SavoyNet Performing Group first performed at the Festival in 1997 and has presented a full-length opera every year since 1999, rehearsing for a week before the Festival. Performers travel from all around the world.
Robin Oakapple loves Rose Maybud, the belle of the village, and she loves him, but both are too shy to tell each other. But Robin has a secret. He is really Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, the rightful Baronet of Ruddigore in disguise.
His younger brother Despard, believing Ruthven to be dead, has assumed the title. Robin’s foster brother Richard Dauntless also falls in love with Rose Maybud and tells Despard of his brother’s deception. Robin must accept his proper position, losing Rose Maybud to Richard in the process. Now the Bad Baronet of Ruddigore, Robin is visited by the ghosts of his ancestors in the gallery of Ruddigore Castle, and they confront him for failing to commit his daily crime.