Date(s) - 26/04/2018
New Eltham Community Productions
Type of Event: Production
Start Time: 19:30
Start Date: 26th April 2018
End Date: 28th April 2018
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28 April 2018 15.00pm (matinee)
Name of the Event: “Patience” by Gilbert & Sullivan
Group Name: New Eltham Community Productions
Name of Venue: The Centre, New Eltham Methodist Church
Street: 435-9 Footscray Road, New Eltham
City or Town: London
Postcode: SE9 3UL
Country: United Kingdom
Description of Event: NECP proudly present the delightful comic operetta “Patience” by Gilbert & Sullivan. Though written in Victorian times, its theme of the folly of celebrity worship could not be more apt today. At Castle Bunthorne all of the maidens in the village are besotted with Reginald Bunthorne, a moody and handsome poet, but he has eyes only for the simple milkmaid, Patience. The problem? Bunthorne’s artistic ways are all just an act to attract women to him – he doesn’t even like poetry! Besides, Patience is in love with her childhood sweetheart, who happens to be a real poet named Archibald Grosvenor, but feels she cannot marry him because he is just too perfect.
In the meantime the serious (and decidedly non-poetic) platoon of Heavy Dragoon Guards who were meant to marry the village maidens find themselves dismayed and perplexed by their sudden loss of prospects and are determined to win the maidens back. It’s a story of love, superficiality and vanity, witty and with many laugh out loud moments. Come along and see us perform one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most successful shows and find out just who will be Bunthorne’s Bride?
Box Office 020 8851 9881, www.necp.org.uk, online booking fee applies, tickets £12 with discounts for groups.
Contact email address: necpneweltham [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
Website Address: http://www.necp.org.uk