Tag Archives: Gilbert and Sullivan

Aesthetic and poetic : Patience 140

Gilbert and Sullivan’s sixth comic opera, Patience, opened on 23rd April 1881 at London’s Opera Comique. Later the same year, on the 10th October, it was the first production to be shown at the newly opened Savoy Theatre.

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Happy leap (birth) day

How many people do you know who can (this year), go up to their sibling on 29th February and say “Happy 44th and (oh, yeah), 11th Birthday too, big bro.” Having a birthday every four years means it’s much cheaper … Continue reading

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Travels to Titipu

“I see you’re away on holiday in August, where are you off to?” people asked. “A church hall in Gateshead!” I beamed, much to the bemusement of my colleagues. But this seemed a simpler answer than the reality – that I … Continue reading

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