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Review: Ruddigore, West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society

The opening night of WNGSS's latest production at the Guildhall in Lynn took us into a place of bad baronets, melodrama and gothic misdeeds with the tale of Ruddigore.

Set in a typical G&S world of rural never-never, this time in Gilbert's favourite spot by the sea in Cornwall, it is a drama of love (of course), betrayal, curses, and ghosts.

The first act is familiar G&S country as paid bridesmaids trail around the village in desperate hope of finding a bridge and groom to match (and so keep alive their living). In particular they hope to bring together the beauty of the village Rose Maybud (Ellie Hiam) and farmer Robin Oakapple (Ian Gooda).

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