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