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Opera North
Thu 7 Nov 2024
Main Stage, Theatre Royal


Evening: 7pm
Running time: 2hrs 45mins (including interval)
Audio Described perf: Thu 7 Nov, 7pm

Sung in English with English titles

New to Opera? Get your seats and a welcome gift for £20; Under 30 tickets for £10.
The more you see the more you save! Book three operas and save 10% or book four and save 12.5%.

Bad baronet Sir Despard Murgatroyd has inherited a centuries-old witch’s curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony.
So it’s a huge relief when timid Robin Oakapple is revealed as his long-lost elder brother and the true inheritor of the curse.

Robin’s romance with the faultlessly correct Rose Maybud looks doomed, but his troubles really start when his feeble crimes drag his exasperated ancestors back from the dead to haunt him…

A reluctant villain, a modest maiden, amiable ghosts and scary professional bridesmaids: Gilbert & Sullivan make merry with Victorian melodrama in this hilariously inventive confection. Jo Davies’ (Carousel, Kiss Me, Kate!) production was hailed as an instant classic when it opened and is full of the spirit of G&S’s celebrated topsy-turvy invention.

There is a pre-show talk before the Thu 7 Nov performance at 6pm – tickets are free but must be pre-booked

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