Gilbert & Sullivan classic in Northampton

Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience is set in the era of the pre-Raphaelites and they direct their comedic sights on the aesthetic movement in their own inimitable style.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:51 am
Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group in rehearsals for Patience

Now the Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group are returning to the Royal Auditorium with Patience, their 63rd production.All the well born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting poets, the fleshly Bunthorne and the idyllic Grosvenor.But the poets are in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid who cares nothing for poetry and doesn’t understand love.The ladies’ military suitors don’t see the point to aestheticism, but decide they will have to become aesthetic if they are to regain the affections of the ladies.Will the suitors win back their ladies’ hearts? Will Patience find love? Ad who will be Bunthorne’s bride?Join the Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group as they throw open the gates of Bunthorne’s Castle.The opera will be performed at the Royal Auditorium at 7.30pm from Monday (March 20) through to Saturday March 25, with an additional 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday.Chairman Simon Crask said: “Patience remains a firm favourite with all Gilbert and Sullivan fans, and we are thrilled Leon Berger has returned as director to bring his unique style to this production. If rehearsals are anything to go by, this promises to be a hugely entertaining evening.”Following feedback from audiences, ticket prices have been reduced across the week, ranging from £11 to £18, to encourage more people to attend and experience live theatre.Tickets can be booked via the box office on 01604 624811 or online at

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Rehearsals for Patience
Rehearsals for Patience