SPECIAL BLEACH* OFFER: Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Opera Queensland.

SPECIAL BLEACH* OFFER:  [Up to 25% off adult ticket pricing]

Gold Coast audiences can expect some delicious Pythonesque surprises, crazy larger than life characters, uninhibited villainy, the living dead and a haunted castle, as well as brilliant musical gems when Opera Queensland’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! comes to HOTA, Home of the Arts.

Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! enjoyed a successful Brisbane season in 2017 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The story follows the shy and law-abiding, gentleman farmer Robin Oakapple who is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him. But he has a dark secret; he is the heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore and has been living in disguise to escape his fate. When the truth is discovered, Robin is bound to obey the family curse that dictates he must commit a dastardly crime every day – or face a torturous death.

Jam packed with musical gems such as the ‘Matter’ trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song, Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! will tour with the same cast members that had Brisbane audiences standing on their feet – Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston, Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Christie Peluso as Rose Maybud.

Local Gold Coast chorus members will sing alongside Ruddigore’s impressive cast with the ladies frocked up as bridesmaids and the gentlemen donning cricket whites.

As a special offer, Opera Queensland are offering Bleach* access to discounted tickets across the three performances. Tickets are from $48.75 and can be booked via the following links and selecting the $48.75 Member Discount ticket option.

FRIDAY 3 AUGUST 7.30PM

SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 1.30PM

SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 7.30PM

For more information, visit operaq.com.au or call HOTA on (07) 5588 4000.

Project G&S is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund.

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