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Ruddigore 1967D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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The 1967 autumn tour by D'Oyly Carte opened on Monday 2 October for two weeks at the Glasgow Alhambra, followed by three weeks at the King's Edinburgh. The Glasgow schedule was:

Week commencing 2 October: Mon Mikado: Tue Iolanthe; Wed mat & eve Trial & Pinafore; Thu Ruddigore; Fri Yeomen of the Guard; Sat mat and eve Mikado.

Week commencing 9 October: Mon Ruddigore; Tue Mikado; Wed mat & eve Cox and Box & Pirates of Penzance; Thu Yeomen of the Guard; Fri Patience; Sat mat & eve Iolanthe.

In the three week Edinburgh visit, starting on 23 October, The Yeomen of the Guard was given four performances - one in each week, with two on the final Saturday. With the exception of Princess Ida, and (perhaps more surprisingly, unless they knew Scottish Opera were planning it) The Gondoliers, the company's entire stage repertoire was presented (The Sorcerer had just been recorded, but would not be given a production until a couple of seasons later).

The most frequently performed piece was, inevitably, The Mikado (6 performances), followed by Iolanthe (4), Yeomen (4), Trial / Pinafore (3), Cox & Box / Pirates (3), Patience (2), Ruddigore (2).

Cast details are from a copy of the Glasgow programme in the OperaScotland collection.

Performance Cast

Zorah a Professional Bridesmaid

Susan Maisey

Ruth a Professional Bridesmaid

Pauline Wales

Dame Hannah Rose's Aunt

Christene Palmer (Oct 5)

Beti Lloyd-Jones (Oct 9)

Rose Maybud a Village Maiden

Susan Jackson

Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd disguised as Robin Oakapple, a Young Farmer

John Reed

Old Adam Goodheart Robin's Faithful Servant

George Cook

Richard Dauntless Robin's Foster-brother, a Sailor

Philip Potter

Mad Margaret

Peggy Ann Jones

Sir Despard Murgatroyd of Ruddigore, a Wicked Baronet

Kenneth Sandford

Sir Roderic Murgatroyd the Twenty-First Baronet

Donald Adams

Performance DatesRuddigore 1967

Map List

Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

5 Oct, 19.30 9 Oct, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

26 Oct, 19.30 3 Nov, 19.30

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