Gilbert & Sullivan's "Patience" presented by St. Anne's Music & Drama Society - Jan-Feb 2020

Post date: Jan 16, 2020 6:53:23 PM

Patience is a musically delicious satire on the aesthetic movement characterized by Oscar Wilde and the painter Whistler, along with the overblown conceit and bravado of the British military in the 1880s. The leading lady, Patience, is a milkmaid with a beautiful voice and a strange obsession that true love must be sacrificial. Two aesthetic poets, Bunthorne and Grosvenor, vie for her love while being adored by the ladies of the chorus and the somewhat overpowering Lady Jane. One of the funniest scenes in all of G&S takes place when the Dragoon Guards decide that the only way to recapture the formerly devoted hearts of the ladies is to copy the outlandish poets.

Artwork: Wendy Body

There will be seven performances:

  • Friday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.

MADS performances are professionally costumed, skillfully staged with a large chorus, and musically enhanced by an 18-piece orchestra. Performances take place in the St. Anne's Parish Hall in the fully-equipped theatre at 651 Dufferin Street. We regret that the theatre is not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets will be available beginning in autumn 2019 online. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit


St. Anne's Parish Hall

651 Dufferin Street, Toronto