|Patience > No. 2 Company in Exeter
From Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, March 15, 1882; Issue 6039.
On Monday evening Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's popular æsthetical opera "Patience" was produced for the first time in Exeter by a company organised by Mr. Richard D'Oyly Carte. There was a large audience, and the applause was hearty and unanimous throughout. Encores followed many of the pieces, and on each occasion artistes responded to the recall.
The opera is full of charming music and sparkling dialogue, whilst some of the allusions are of the most humorous character. As Patience Miss Marion Grahame at once found favour with the audience, and her rendering of the character was both natural and effective. Mr. Richard Purdon was most amusing as Reginald Bunthorne, and all the other characters were cleverly and skilfully sustained.
The opera will be repeated each evening this week, preceded by a one-act vaudeville entitled "Mock Turtles," and on Friday there will be a morning performance.
Few better companies have ever visited Exeter and the public will lose an opportunity that is not likely to soon occur again if they do not patronise the æsthetic opera which Mr. D'Oyly Carte's Company are now performing.
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