Dame Hannah tells the bridesmaids about the curse of Ruddigore. Centuries ago, Sir Rupert Murgatroyd, the first Baronet of Ruddigore, had persecuted witches . One of his victims, as she was burnt at the stake , cursed all future Baronets of Ruddigore to commit a crime every day, or perish in inconceivable agonies. Every Baronet of Ruddigore since then had fallen under the curse's influence, and died in agony once he could no longer bring himself to continue a life of crime.
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1980. John Walker - Died 198? - Suicide ( Punk ) Guitarist - Was a member of Warsaw Pakt (They did, "Lorraine" and "Even Money"). Tony Amato - Died 198?
Knowing that Gilbert and Sullivan shared his vision of broadening the audience for British light opera by increasing its quality and respectability, Carte gave Gilbert wider authority as a director than was customary among Victorian producers, and Gilbert tightly controlled all aspects of production, including staging, design and movement.  Gilbert hired the Gaiety Theatre's ballet-master John D'Auban to choreograph most of the Savoy operas.   The skill with which Gilbert and Sullivan used their performers had an effect on the audience; as the critic Herman Klein wrote: "we secretly marvelled at the naturalness and ease with which [the Gilbertian quips and absurdities] were said and done. For until then no living soul had seen upon the stage such weird, eccentric, yet intensely human beings .... [They] conjured into existence a hitherto unknown comic world of sheer delight."  The Sorcerer ran for 178 performances, a healthy run at the time, making a profit,  and Carte sent out a touring company in March 1878.  Sheet music from the show sold well, and street musicians played the melodies.  The success of The Sorcerer showed Carte, Gilbert and Sullivan that there was a future in family-friendly English comic opera. 
He has directed and choreographed Guys and Dolls for the Hildesheimer Stadttheater, and choreographed West Side Story for the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and the ballet Zergliederung Einer Frau for the Stadttheater Bern. He has been seen in the European Premiere productions of Camelot playing Lancelot at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, La Cage Aux Folles , playing Munkustrap in Cats and serving as Dance Captain for Gillian Lynne at Theater an der Wien in Vienna. For Helmut Baumann and Juerg Burth at Theater des Westens Berlin he appeared in their productions of Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar the Kurt Weill Revue , and most recently, Company . Numerous television appearances include Die Verflixte Sieben with Rudi Carrell, Der Grosse Preis and Mein Haus with Angelika Milster for West Deutscher Rundfunk. For Polydor he has recorded the Original German Cast Album of Cats and the titles Alles, Ich Will Heut’ Nacht and We’ve Got Tonight with Angelika Milster.