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The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Monday, November 26, 1883; Issue 11087.
THE THEATRES. – At the new house in Park row Mr. D'Oyly Carte's thoroughly efficient company will pay a return visit with probably the most successful of Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas, "Patience." Excepting that our talented fellow citizen Mr. Walter Fisher will succeed Mr. Rousbey in the rôle of Grosvenor, the cast will be unchanged, and there will be the same well trained chorus and augmented orchestra.
The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Thursday, November 29, 1883; Issue 11090.
NEW THEATRE. – Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's opera "Patience," is a work that grows in popularity the more often it is seen, and its performances last night by the excellent company now occupying the boards of the New Theatre was most thoroughly enjoyed by the audience, and encores were frequent.
Mr. George Thorne's clever rendering of Bunthorne has several features of originality which distinguish it from that of Mr. Grossmith or anyone else we have seen in the part, while he is admirably seconded by Mr. Walter Fisher as Grosvenor. This actor gives full expression to the dry Gilbertian humour with which the character of the idyllic poet is conceived.
The opera will be repeated every night this week; and on Saturday, for the accommodation of dwellers in the surrounding neighbourhood and of persons who do not care to face the night air, there will be an afternoon performance. Judging by past experiences of these mid-day performances, as well as by the number of seats already secured for Saturday, there will be a large and fashionable attendance.
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