Our very good friend Rachel Wright has sent us the following message:
"Cirencester Operatic Society present an exciting new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience at The Barn Theatre, Beeches Road, 21st to 25th October (including a Saturday matinee).
You all know Patience is a musical about love, desire, and pretension. Hilariously funny and bittersweet by turns, the songs have glorious melodies, and we include the Cirencester premiere of a lost number, cut in 1881. While remaining true to the spirit of Gilbert and Sullivan, the show is updated to the 1950s, allowing us to use some of our wonderful collection of vintage frocks and handbags!
The society is excited to welcome some talented new performers for this production, joining some familiar faces. This includes Rob, Tom, Steph, John and David from Swindon. The cast on stage will be supported by an orchestra led by local musician Suzanne Barnes.
The production has been conceived and directed by Simon Moss, who says: “Patience is as relevant today as when it was written. By updating the show the aim is to cast a fresh light on the satire, and make the piece more accessible to modern audiences. We are confident that those that already know Patience will enjoy the new twists, and we really hope to turn some younger people onto G&S.”
So what are you waiting for? Tickets are available from the Cirencester Visitors Information Centre or from cirencesteroperaticsociety.ticketsource.co.uk"