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Patience 1914D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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A Scottish Visit at the Outbreak of War

This Scottish tour began with a week in Edinburgh from 3 August, followed by two weeks in Glasgow from 10 August. A week in Aberdeen followed, starting  24 August. The Dundee week commencing Monday 31 August was the final leg. As usual the main D'Oyly Carte touring company had visited the four cities with commercially successful results. Clearly, with war breaking out during the course of the tour, it would be expected that audiences were in need of cheering up.

The Dundee Advertiser critic, having reviewed Gondoliers and Mikado, chose to give Patience a miss.  His next two evenings were more serious - Princess Ida and Yeomen of the Guard.  Critics rarely went to the theatre on a Saturday, since the company would generally be on its way to pastures new on Sunday morning, so Iolanthe and the repeat of Mikado were also omitted.


The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's Scottish Tour - 1914

The operas performed were:  Patience Iolanthe Princess Ida;  The Mikado;  The Yeomen of the Guard;  The Gondoliers.

The repertoire for the week was:

Dundee, w/c 31 August:   Mon 31 The Gondoliers;  Tue 1 Sep The Mikado;  Wed 2 Patience,  Thu 3 Princess Ida;  Fri 4 The Yeomen of the Guard;  Sat 5 mat Iolanthe;   Sat 6 eve The Mikado.

The cast is as reviewed in the Dundee Advertiser.

Additional dates for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Lady Jane a rapturous maiden

Louie René (Sep 2)

Reginald Bunthorne a Fleshly Poet

Henry Lytton (Sep 2)

Archibald Grosvenor an Idyllic Poet

Fred Billington (Sep 2)

Production Cast


Walter Hann (Sep 2)

Performance DatesPatience 1914

Map List

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

2 Sep, 19.30

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