Patience - Alternative Libretto

For the 2005 production of Patience, the Society delicately tinkered with Gilbert's libretto in order to make the songs more relevant and to rejuvinate the satire. For the show two more verses of 'The Soldiers of Our Queen' were added to highlight the plight of the ageing dragoon guards. The Colonel's song 'If You Want A Receipt' and Bunthorne and Grosvenor's duet 'When I Go Out Of Door' were also altered slighty, much to the relief of audience members previously bemused by phrases such as 'Francesca di Rimini, miminy, piminy'.

The Soldiers of Our Queen

If You Want a Receipt

When I Go Out of Door