Gilbert & Sullivan’s operas are famously British, but Maidenhead Operatic Society’s production of Patience, has sadly fallen victim to the topsy-turvyness of our ties to Europe!
We have been informed by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council that they, along with all the other councils in the UK, have been advised to prepare for possible European Elections on May 23rd, and this means that the society is unable to use the Desborough Theatre as planned.
Sadly we have been unable to find another suitable venue at such short notice and therefore have had to make the decision to cancel the fully staged version of the show that we had intended to produce from 15th to 18th May.
Naturally we are very disappointed; however we are delighted to announce that instead we will be producing a semi-staged concert version of Patience on Friday 17th of May, at a venue to be announced shortly.
The concert will include all of Sullivan’s beautiful music and Gilbert’s comic libretto, in a one night only treat.
So pencil Friday 17th May in your diaries and watch out for the full details of our concert version of Patience very soon. Anyone who has already purchased tickets for the show will be contacted to arrange transfer of tickets or refunds in the next few days.