In July 2017 Kathryn performed the role of Nancy in Buxton International Festival’s production of Britten’s Albert Herring at Buxton Opera House. Britten’s 1947 comic opera was directed by Francis Matthews, designed by Adrian Linford and Conducted by Justin Doyle.
“I rather fell for Kathryn Rudge’s blonde bombshell of a Nancy, sung with fine relish of her music’s sensuality” >Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 16th July 2017
“Kathryn Rudge was a star in her own right as Nancy, the red lipsticked blonde bombshell” Robert Beale, Manchester Theatre Awards, 8th July 2017
“As Nancy, the warmth of Kathryn Rudge’s singing belied her peroxide blonde, village bombshell appearance” Richard Bratby, The Arts Desk, 10th July 2017
The two young lovers, Morgan Pearse as Sid, and Kathryn Rudge as Nancy, particularly catch both the eyes and the ears” David Mellor, Daily Mail, 15th July 2017
“Sid and Nancy, the lover canoodles who spike Albert’s drink, were exceptionally well matched with her (Kathryn Rudge’s) vocal quality very much to the fore” Robert J Farr, Sean and Heard, 11th July 2017.
“Morgan Pearse and Kathryn Rudge were thoroughly charming as lovers Sid and Nancy” Flora Wilson, The Guardian, 13th July 2017
“Kathryn Rudge and Morgan Pearse formed the delightful younger couple” Robert Hugill, 9th July 2017