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English Touring Opera, UK tour 8th March to 3rd June

ETO makes its first foray into the world of Gilbert and Sullivan. While not a repertoire regular, Patience is a rewarding and amusing satire on the aesthetic movement of the late 19th century. The central character Reginald Bunthorne is modelled on poets Algernon Swinburne and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as well as Oscar Wilde. G&S target the pretentiousness of emptyheaded aesthetes as well as taking swipes at romantic love, rural simplicity and military chauvinism. They cook up a storm of hilarious lyrics and delightful airy music in one of their most mischievous works.

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In Prospect’s April issue: Ross McKibbin, John Curtice and Lisa Nandy examine the state of the Labour Party and question its survival at the next general election. McKibbin takes a long view and suggests that the party’s problems started long before Jeremy Corbyn, Curtice argues that breaking the party is unlikely to go as well as some may think and Nandy argues that tackling unaccountable power could help restore faith in the party. Nicholas Timmins says the NHS has always experienced financial crises so is this time any different? Lucy Wadham charts the rise of France’s Front National. Also in this issue: Owen Hatherley explores Edinburgh’s architectural conundrum, Freya Johnston on Jane Austen and Avi Shlaim on the tragedy of Yitzhak Rabin—the last best hope for peace.