Auditions 2017

The auditions for our production in February 2017 of Ruddigore are being held on Monday 5th September and Wednesday 7th September. To book your slot, please e-mail ku.gro.ssagdnull@snoitidua (or phone Mary Alexander on 01383 737441)

Rae Lamond writes:

Ruddigore has lots of scope for laughs, tears and scares. The relationships contained in the story are all complicated, with lots of history before our story even begins. This gives every role more meat than there is in most of the G&S operettas and it’s going to be a challenge to pitch the show correctly. To fully portray the richness of the tale every character needs to be able to turn on a dime from broad comedy to genuine emotion.

Linked to the table below is a basic outline of each character and the scenes to prepare for audition. The outlines show the way I think the lib portrays them, but there is plenty of room for your own interpretation. I look forward to seeing what you bring to the characters on the day. You do not have to learn the dialogue, but familiarity will definitely help your confidence at the audition.

You also need to prepare the musical item listed in the table below.

 Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd  
(disguised as Robin Oakapple, a young farmer)
Act 1 No.7 “My boy you may take it from me” (whole number)link 
Richard Dauntless  
(his foster-brother, a man-o’-war’s-man)
Act 1 No. 8 “The battle’s roar is over, O my love” (sing in Roses’ short verse then Richard”s musical line)link
Sir Despard Murgatroyd of Ruddigore  
(a wicked baronet)
Act 1 No. 13 “Oh why am I moody and sad?” (whole number)link
Old Adam Goodheart  
(Robin’s faithful servant)
Act 2 No.1 from “And I, who was once his valley-de-sham” (to end, including Adam’s musical line)link
Rose Maybud  
(a village maiden)
Act 1 No. 3 “If somebody there chance to be” (whole number)link
Mad MargaretAct 1 No.11 “Cheerily carols the lark over the cot” (whole number)link
Dame Hannah  
(Rose’s Aunt)
Act 1 No.2 “Sir Rupert Murgatroyd his leisure and his riches” (whole number)link
(professional bridesmaid)
Act 1 No 1 from “Ev’ry day, as the days roll on” to the end of the number including chorus partlink
(professional bridesmaid)
Ghosts of the Murgatroydslink
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd  
(The Twenty-first Baronet)
Act 2 No, 5 “When the night wind howls” (whole number)link

Next appearance

Your next chance to see the Society on stage at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline will be on 13–15 February 2025 for the première run of The Jury’s Out.

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