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1881 PATIENCE Opera Comique Gilbert and Sullivan 1881 PATIENCE Opera Comique Gilbert and Sullivan
1881 PATIENCE Opera Comique Gilbert and Sullivan
1881 – Opera Comique – Patience – D’Oyly Carte

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Date: 1881
Theatre: Opera Comique, London
Performance: Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Patience’

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Date: 1881
Theatre: Opera Comique, London
Performance: Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Patience’
Principal Actors: Mr. George Grossmith, Mr. Rutland Barrington, Mr G. Rowley, Mr. Richard Temple, Frank Thornton, Mr. Durwood Lely, Miss Jessie Bond, Miss Julia Gwynne, Miss Fortescue, Miss Alice Barnett and Leonora Braham

This extremely rare ‘first printing’ 1881 theatre programme presents Mr. Richard D’Oyly Carte’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Patience’ at the Opera Comique. It opened on 23rd April 1881 with the original London cast as listed. Mr. D’Oyly Carte presented ‘Patience’ at the Opera Comique for just six months before transferring it to his newly built Savoy Theatre on 10th October 1881.

Date notation ~June 1881 on top right of cover, written in pencil presumably by the original theatre-goer.

4 pages, including front and back cover. H25cms x W19cms

 

Condition Code: 4: Difficult to grade as it is extremely rare to find a delicate paper programme of 140 years intact and thus it is in very good condition. The pages are flat and unusually, no vertical or horizontal folds. 5cm split at lower spine. Age related discoloration at top left of front cover and top right of back cover.