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Opera North is offering all Leeds University staff 20% off tickets to see Gilbert & Sullivan’s topsy-turvy melodrama, ‘Ruddigore’, at Leeds Grand Theatre this October.

Sir Despard Murgatroyd is a man under pressure. He has inherited a witch's curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony. So it's a huge relief when shy Robin Oakapple is revealed as his long-lost elder brother - and therefore the true inheritor of the curse. This revelation threatens Robin's chances with prim Rose Maybud, but his troubles really start when his feeble crimes drag his exasperated ancestors back from the dead.

Discounts are available for all 'Ruddigore' performances in Leeds this October. Call 0844 848 2722 and quote 'Dare More' when you book.

Visit the Opera North site for more information including a trailer of Sir Despard causing havoc around Leeds.


Every season Opera North runs an offer exclusively for Leeds University staff as part of our innovative DARE collaboration. To sign up to receive details of DARE More offers direct to you inbox, please email Sarah Frost.  

DARE, which began in 2006, is a pioneering venture between Opera North and University bringing together artistic and academic excellence to develop innovative learning and practice in the arts. A diverse programme of activity includes the creation of new work, lecture series and work-based learning opportunities for students, from international Scholarships and Fellowships to a bespoke programme of placements and internships at Opera North.

Additionally, the collaboration has enabled practical and theoretical research relevant to contemporary culture, creating new knowledge though organised debates, conferences and seminars.

For more information please visit www.dareyou.org.uk

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