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Manchester Times (Manchester, England), Saturday, November 10, 1883; Issue 1348.

Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "Patience" Company has returned to the Theatre Royal on a six night's engagement. "Patience" has been made sufficiently well known by frequent repetition. It evidently has not become too well known, for it was followed on Monday with the same interest and received with much the same applause as the earlier performances. That is testimony to its stable qualities, and they are worthy of the tribute the audience pays. The same feelings which enable people to read the "Pickwick Papers" over and over again enable them to listen to, and laugh at, the reproductions of "Patience" – at least up to a point at which it will be hoped their patience will not be tried.

The company, with one exception, remains the same as that which presented Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's "æsthetic opera" before. The exception is that Mr. Walter Fisher takes the part of Archibald Grosvenor, and is excellently suited to it. For the rest it is sufficient to say that Mr. George Thorne is still Reginald Bunthorne, Miss Ethel McAlpine Patience, and the other characters are sustained by Mr. Richards, Messrs. G.B. Browne, H. Halley, J. Sydney, and the Misses E. Cameron, C. Deveine, Josephine Woodward, and Fanny Edwards.

There is to be a morning performance of "Patience" on Saturday.


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