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Did you know?

  • 2006 saw the fifth time the Society had produced "Patience".

    Take a look at all our other productions of "Patience".

    1996 1985 1971 1958.

  • "Patience" was first performed at the Opera Comique, London, on April 23, 1881. It moved to the 1292-seat Savoy Theatre on October 10, 1881, where it was the first theatrical production in the world to be lit entirely by electric light. This was the sixth operatic collaboration of the fourteen between Gilbert and Sullivan.
  • From Gilbert's Bab Ballads:

    Bab Ballads, The Magnet and the Churn
    "The Magnet and the Churn"
Patience (2006)

Producer/Director : Graham Weston
Musical Director : Colin Akers


Colonel Calverley: Robert Thurman
Major Murgatroyd :Mike Whitwam
Lieut. The Duke of Dunstable: Steven Greenwood
Reginald Bunthorne :
(a fleshly poet)
Malcolm Parkinson
Archibald Grosvenor :
(an idyllic poet)
John Foster
Mr Bunthorne's Solicitor: Nigel Beverley
-- Rapturous Maidens --
The Lady Angela: Penny McGoverin
The Lady Saphir: Natalie Garfield-Fletcher
The Lady Ella: Rita Jno-Baptiste
The Lady Jane: Stephanie Roe
Patience :
(A Dairy Maid)
Antonia Jno-Baptiste
Chorus of Rapturous Maidens & Officers of Dragoon Guards:

Jean Greenwood, Lyndsey Hanson, Margaret Hanson, Kath Whitwam, Sally Roberts, Debbie Stringer, Marie Sugden, Kathryn Thurman, Tony Johnson, Steve Roe, Ian Townend, Keith Horner, Andrew Stopford, Peter Sugden.

"Patience" in pictures