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From The Era (London, England), Saturday, May 13, 1882; Issue 2277.

THEATRE ROYAL — Lessee, Mrs. C. Rice. — Perhaps the greatest success of the season has been the production of Messrs. Sullivan and Gilbert's Patience, which is at present drawing crowded and appreciative audiences.

The mounting of the piece is all that could be desired, the voices in the chorus are young and fresh, and the orchestra has been greatly augmented.

Miss Ethel Pierson makes an admirable Patience, and renders her songs with great taste and a fine appreciation. Miss Fanny Edwards makes a thorough success as Lady Jane. Miss Elsie Cameron as Lady Angela, Miss Clara Deveine as Lady Saphir, and Miss Rita Presano as Lady Ella, are excellent.

Mr. Arthur Rousbey's Archibald Grosvenor is in every respect a most artistic and enjoyable performance, his vocal efforts meeting with great appreciation. Mr. George Thorne is an immensely diverting Bunthorne. Mr. Byron Browne as Colonel Calverley, Mr. Albert James as Major Murgatroyd, and Mr. James Sydney as the Duke, are exceedingly good, especially in the æsthetic trio.

A little piece called Mock Turtles precedes the opera.

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