Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Patience’ – July 2016

SWOC presents, in celebration of 30 years of theatre and music in the South West;

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience

Bunbury  –  Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 7.30pm July 30th
Bunbury  –  Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 2.00pm July 31st
Busselton  –  St Mary’s Church, 2.00pm August 6th
Augusta  –  Centenial Hall, 2.00pm August 13th

SWOC is delighted to present Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, touring the South West in July and August.  Patience, a comical operetta, satirizes the artistic ‘Aesthetic Movement’ of the 1870’s in true Gilbert & Sullivan style, with an abundance of tongue in cheek melodrama and masterfully witty comedy.

All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in Aestheticism are in love with two contrasting aesthetic poets — a ‘fleshly’ poet and an ‘idyllic’ poet. But the poets are both in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry. Patience learns that true love must be completely unselfish – “it must wither and sting and burn!”

The girls’ military suitors don’t see the point to aesthetics, and provide a beautiful, humorous contrast to our aesthetic poets with their regimented, sometimes clumsy, military ways. However, due to their frustration at being overlooked, they decide to give ‘it’ a try, to win the women’s hearts.

A delightful, hilarious musical romp that has entertained audiences around the world for over a hundred years.

Touring to Bunbury, Busselton and Augusta in July and August and starring SWOC royalty, Marguerite Monagle, Rob Hill and Rob Littlewood, South West audiences are sure to be treated to an entertaining and authentic SWOC experience!

Buy Tickets Online or from the following outlets:

Bunbury  Tickets:  Central News Bunbury or at the door
Busselton Tickets: Callows Corner News or at the door
Augusta Tickets: Augusta Newsagents or at the door

Ticket Pricing:

$35 – Adults
$30 – Concession & Students
$10 – Children Under 12

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