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Cruel Garden

Choreographer: Christopher Bruce
Composer: Carlos Miranda
Set designer: Ralph Koltai
Costume designer: Lindsay Kemp
Lighting designer: Lindsay Kemp, John Anderton
World premiere: 5 Jul 1977, Ballet Rambert, The Round House, London
Work note: A spectacle inspired by the works of Federico Garcia Lorca. This evening-length work in three scenes was directed by Christopher Bruce and Lindsay Kemp.
Production note: Credits for the 1997 premiere: Conceived: Lindsay Kemp; Choreographed: Christopher Bruce; Directed: Christopher Bruce and Lindsay Kemp; Sevillanas taught: Celestino Coronado; Music: Carlos Miranda; Sets: Ralph Koltai assisted by Sue Blane; Costumes: Lindsay Kemp; Lighting: Lindsay Kemp and John Anderton; Special Advisor to Mr. Kemp: Celestino Coronado
Scene/role note: Three scenes: Spain; America; Spain, August 19th 1936
Revival credits: 1998 revival credits:
Conceived by Lindsay Kemp
Choreographed by Christopher Bruce
Directed by Lindsay Kemp and Christopher Bruce
Music by Carlos Miranda
Set by Ralph Koltai
Costumes by Lindsay Kemp with Sandy Powell
Original lighting design by John Spradbery
Lighting design recreated by Malcolm Glanville and Lindsay Kemp
Music title: Cruel Garden (1977)
Music details: Live music: singer, 2 guitars, oboe, cor anglais, keyboards, 4 percussion, cello
Sponsors: Revival production (1998) sponsored by Colin Barrow/Sabre Fund Management, Tony Bloom and Gisela Bloom.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0281

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
5 Jul 1977
Evening
Cruel Garden* The Round House, London
16 Mar 1999
Evening
Cruel Garden New Victoria Theatre, Woking
17 Mar 1999
Matinee
Cruel Garden New Victoria Theatre, Woking
17 Mar 1999
Evening
Cruel Garden New Victoria Theatre, Woking
18 Mar 1999
Evening
Cruel Garden New Victoria Theatre, Woking
23 Mar 1999
Evening
Cruel Garden Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
24 Mar 1999
Evening
Cruel Garden Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
25 Mar 1999
Evening
Cruel Garden Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
25 May 1999
Evening
Cruel Garden Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
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