One of Gilbert and Sullivan's best-loved comic operettas, Patience wittily satirises the Victorian Aesthetic movement and the rival claims of Art and Man to win a fair lady's hand. Bunthorne the poet is madly adored by a bevy of beautiful maidens (and Lady Jane), who have thrown over their former lovers, the Heavy Dragoon Guards - but Bunthorne only has eyes for his innocent dairymaid, Patience. Matters are complicated when Patience's former boyfriend arrives on the scene and the Guards turn to Art to win back their errant fianc


Music: A Sullivan
Lyrics: W S Gilbert
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Archive listings for Patience

Work type: Opera or Operetta. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see Patience

or Bunthorne's Bride - T0427811884

Company Cardiff Opera.
29 Jan 22OFS Studio (previously known as Old Fire Station Theatre), Oxford :: V800
listing details L1634977528


Company National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.
14 Aug 21 to 21 Aug 21Royal Hall, Harrogate :: V943
listing details L01426955206


Company Opera Anywhere.
4 Oct 19Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
listing details L469987392


Company York Opera.
8 Nov 17 to 11 Nov 17Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L68963492


Company Cambridge University G & S Society.
18 Sep 17 to 22 Sep 17Minack Theatre, Penzance :: V872
listing details L01335721565
10 Sep 01 to 14 Sep 01Minack Theatre, Penzance :: V872
listing details L351184330


Sung in EnglishCompany English Touring Opera. Conductor Timothy Burke. Director Liam Steel. Performer Lauren Zolezzi (Patience - some dates). Performer Luci Briginshaw (Patience - some dates). Performer Bradley Travis (Bunthorne). Performer Ross Ramgobin (Grosvenor). Performer Valerie Reid (Lady Jane). Performer Suzanne Fishcer (Lady Saphir). Performer Gaynor Keeble (Lady Angela). Performer Andrew Slater (Colonel Calverley). Performer Jan Capinski (Major Murgatroyd). Performer Aled Hall (Duke of Dunstable).
3 Jun 17Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L1226470769
30 May 17Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183
listing details L705837646
24 May 17 to 25 May 17Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L1626234148
15 May 17Gala Theatre, Durham :: V0146218420
listing details L0843261573
8 May 17Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L293348040
6 May 17Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L1647084148
26 Apr 17 to 27 Apr 17Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L1516137212
20 Apr 17 to 21 Apr 17Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
listing details L451943408
12 Apr 17Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L1963102827
10 Apr 17Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
listing details L926206982
7 Apr 17Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L0323304835
31 Mar 17Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh :: V75
listing details L01952626664
24 Mar 17Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
listing details L01576511046
20 Mar 17Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L1978492781
17 Mar 17Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L01243714572
8 Mar 17 to 10 Mar 17Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
listing details L1443597958
8 Mar 17 to 10 Mar 17Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L01753188685


Company Charles Court Opera Company.
19 Aug 14Royal Hall, Harrogate :: V943
listing details L803797975

Or Bunthorne's Bride - T0641065176

Company Charles Court Opera. Director John Savournin. Musical Director David Eaton. Design Simon Bejer. Lighting Nic Holdridge. Choreographer Damian Czarnecki.
4 Jun 14 to 28 Jun 14The King's Head Theatre, Inner London :: V235
listing details L0129195229


Company Huddersfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
14 May 14 to 17 May 14Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
listing details L1662628821


Company Winchester Operatic Society.
12 Nov 13 to 16 Nov 13Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L1950915468


Company Grosvenor Light Opera Company.
12 Aug 13Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L1677676856


Company University of Cambridge.
8 Aug 13Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L101678834


Company Abbots Langley Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
22 Jan 13 to 26 Jan 13Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L988718841

or Bunthorne's Bride - T01067729116

Producer Regan De Wynter. Director Sasha Regan. Choreographer Drew McOnie. Music Michael England (musical supervision). Musical Director Richard Bates. Design Kingsley Hall. Lighting Steve Miller. Performer Edward Bernstone. Performer Stiofan O'Doherty. Performer Dominic Brewer. Performer Sean Quigley. Performer Matthew James Willis. Performer Thomas Heard. Performer Edward Simpson. Performer James Lacey. Performer Mark Gillon. Performer Matthew Markwick. Performer Oliver Metcalfe. Performer William Whelton. Performer Daniel Bartlett. Performer Raymond Tait. Performer Jarred Page. Performer Gareth Andrews.
15 Feb 12 to 10 Mar 12Union Theatre, Inner London :: V1167
listing details L1322212495

or Bunthorne's Bride - T01027564370

Company Godalming Operatic Society.
4 Mar 11 to 5 Mar 11The Theatre, Leatherhead :: V704
listing details L01873425780
22 Feb 11 to 26 Feb 11Borough Hall, Godalming :: V711
listing details L01899814783


Company Centenary Company. Director Jerry Pinel. Musical Director Elinor Corp.
10 Nov 10 to 13 Nov 10Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
listing details L277562948


Company Peak Opera.
3 Aug 10Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L0262170072


Company Trent Youth Theatre.
27 Jul 10Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L01456548819


Company Bentley Operatic Society.
6 May 09 to 9 May 09Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn :: V1448285374
listing details L01758659177


Company Souther Light Opera.
17 Mar 09 to 21 Mar 09King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
listing details L01389019912


Company Easbourne Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
6 May 08 to 10 May 08Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
listing details L0306440245


Company Wakefield Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
11 Mar 08 to 15 Mar 08Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield :: V979
listing details L452826239


Company Carl Rosa Opera Company. Director Peter Mulloy. Musical Director Richard Balcombe. Musical Director Martin Handley. Design Peter Mulloy. Costume Peter Mulloy. Performer Charlotte Page. Performer Bruce Graham. Performer Giles Davies. Performer Henry Newman. Performer Thora Kerr. Performer Nuala Willis. Performer Jill Pert. Performer Lesley Cox.
1 Dec 07New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L0392117024
24 Nov 07Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L01822973834
17 Nov 07New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London :: V341
listing details L1329129276
10 Nov 07Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L2146383985
6 Oct 07Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L79277440


Company Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria.
14 Aug 07Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L1836239352


Company Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.
3 Aug 07 to 4 Aug 07Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L01893128107

or Bunthorne's Bride - T01353326942

Company Savoy Singers.
7 Mar 06 to 11 Mar 06Camberley Theatre (previously Artslink), Camberley :: V698
listing details L2029811397

or Bunthorne's Bride - T01870582765

Concert performanceDirector Steven Pimlott. Performer Sophie-Louise Dann. Performer Martin Duncan. Performer Steven Pimlott.
4 Sep 05Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester :: V719
listing details L510634394


Company Bath Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
18 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04The Rondo, Bath :: V855
listing details L697483275


Company Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
5 Oct 04 to 9 Oct 04Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield :: V425
listing details L01517261536


Company Peterborough Gilbert and Sullivan Players.
27 Sep 04 to 2 Oct 04Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L955379532


Company De Minimis.
18 Jun 04 to 19 Jun 04Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne :: V689
listing details L01540833774


Company Rose Hill Musical Society.
22 Mar 04 to 27 Mar 04Assembly Rooms, Derby :: V427
listing details L407388748


Company Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Director John Haywood. Director Michael Williamson (music). Choreographer Joanne Kay.
16 Mar 04 to 20 Mar 04Civic Theatre, Leeds :: V974
listing details L01516720650


Company Crosby Gilbert and Sullivan Amateur Operatic Society.
26 Jan 04 to 31 Jan 04Epstein Theatre, Liverpool :: V537
listing details L089255786


Company Gilbert and Sullivan Amateur Operatic Society. Director Roberta Morrell.
10 Nov 03 to 15 Nov 03Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe :: V952
listing details L01153355857


Company Manx Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
21 Oct 03 to 25 Oct 03Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre, Douglas :: V915
listing details L01943864057


Company Putteridge Bury Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
25 Sep 03 to 27 Sep 03The Library Theatre, Luton :: V02027386231
listing details L1741345156


Company Newcastle University's Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
8 May 03 to 10 May 03Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568
listing details L1958311762


Company Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society.
4 Mar 03 to 8 Mar 03Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
listing details L1284553805


Company Trinity Methodist Drama.
7 May 02 to 11 May 02Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
listing details L01929567712


Company Exeter University Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
4 Mar 02 to 9 Mar 02Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L674963321


Company Barrow Savoyards.
25 Feb 02 to 2 Mar 02The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness :: V1
listing details L46014033


Company Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society.
23 Oct 01 to 27 Oct 01Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L1316663179
23 Oct 01 to 27 Oct 01Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L01115540913


Company Oops Productions.
18 Oct 01 to 20 Oct 01The Dukeries Leisure Centre, New Ollerton :: V0820039253
listing details L01117033702


Company Newtown Musical Theatre Company.
5 Oct 01 to 6 Oct 01Hafren (formerly Theatre Hafren), Newtown :: V852
listing details L01201217975


Company Nene Opera. Conductor Keith Oliver. Director Tim Hurst-Brown. Performer Ruth Ireson (Patience). Performer Kathy George (Lady Jane). Performer Tim Hurst-Brown (Grosvenor). Performer Julian Ransom (Duke of Dunstable). Performer Mark Simnett (Bunthorne). Performer Mark Harriss (Colonel Calverley). Performer Tom Bates (Major Murgatroyd). Performer Lynne Baker (Lady Angela). Performer Amy Hickey (Lady Saphir). Performer Jamie Miller (Lady Ella).
15 Aug 01Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L881995313


Company Cambridge Operatic Society.
22 Nov 99 to 27 Nov 99Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L01419049660


Company The Wandering Minstrels.
10 Nov 99 to 13 Nov 99Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton :: V653
listing details L2092557969

Other listings

21 May 22Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston :: V440
listing details L641145399
7 Jan 22The Players Theatre, Thame :: V807
listing details L1985348096
9 May 18 to 12 May 18The Maddermarket, Norwich :: V71
listing details L01312129275
11 Apr 18 to 14 Apr 18Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton :: V0865379748
listing details L36997459
8 Nov 17 to 11 Nov 17The Playhouse, Halifax :: V971
listing details L1715955848
12 May 17Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
listing details L01198043308
15 Jul 01Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L1121088779
11 Feb 99 to 13 Feb 99General, York :: V01314402172
listing details L01441719816
11 Feb 99 to 13 Feb 99General, York :: V01314402172
listing details L1215057226
19 May 98 to 23 May 98Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
listing details L01424948226
20 Feb 98 to 21 Feb 98G-Live, Guildford :: V0839845247
listing details L1767599549
10 Jun 97 to 14 Jun 97Donald Roy Theatre, Hull :: V936
listing details L1828687030

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