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The Planets

Choreographer: Antony Tudor
Composer: Gustav Holst
Set designer: Hugh Stevenson
Costume designer: Hugh Stevenson
World premiere: 28 Oct 1934, Ballet Club, Mercury Theatre, London
Work note: In the original work, the planets were Venus, Mars, and Neptune. When Tudor mounted a new production for his company London Ballet, he added Mercury (world premiere 23 January 1939). Ballet Rambert included Mercury from 20 June 1940.
Production note: In the programmes, Hugh Stevenson is credits as 'costumes and settings'.
Music title: The Planets (1916)
Music details: Live music: initially piano, later orchestra
Music note: In the 1935 programme for the Duke of York's season, Vally Lasker is credited with arranging the score for piano and strings.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0075

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
28 Oct 1934
Evening
If Love's a Sweet Passion (Purcell) | The Alcina Suite (La Belle Assemblée from Vauxhall Gardens)* | Capriol Suite | The Planets* | Foyer de Danse Mercury Theatre, London
4 Feb 1935
Evening
Mephisto Waltz | Façade | Valentine's Eve* | The Planets | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Foyer de Danse Duke of York's Theatre, London
10 Nov 1935
Evening
Dances from Aurora's Wedding | The Rape of the Lock* | The Planets Mercury Theatre, London
9 Jun 1936
Evening
The Planets | Valses Nobles et Sentimentales | Mermaid | Bluebird | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Birmingham Repertory Theatre
10 Jun 1936
Evening
The Planets | Valses Nobles et Sentimentales | Mermaid | Bluebird | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Birmingham Repertory Theatre
8 Nov 1936
Evening
Passionate Pavane | The Planets | La Muse s'Amuse* | Façade Mercury Theatre, London
29 Nov 1936
Evening
Passionate Pavane | The Planets | La Muse s'Amuse | The American Sailor | The Shepherd's Wooing | Pompette | Capriol Suite Mercury Theatre, London
10 Jun 1937
Matinee
The Strike of Wives | Valse Romantique No. 2 (Chabrier) | Bluebird | Death and the Maiden | The Planets | La Muse s'Amuse | Valse Caprice (Rubenstein) | Capriol Suite Birmingham Repertory Theatre
10 Jun 1937
Evening
The Strike of Wives | Bluebird | Death and the Maiden | The Planets | La Muse s'Amuse | Valse Caprice (Rubenstein) | Capriol Suite Birmingham Repertory Theatre
18 Jun 1937
Evening
Foyer de Danse | Musical Interlude | The Planets | Mermaid | Musical Interlude | Le Cricket | Le Rugby | Le Boxing | Death and the Maiden | Musical Interlude | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Birmingham Repertory Theatre
19 Jun 1937
Evening
Foyer de Danse | Musical Interlude | The Planets | Mermaid | Musical Interlude | Le Cricket | Le Rugby | Le Boxing | Death and the Maiden | Musical Interlude | Bar aux Folies-Bergère Birmingham Repertory Theatre
14 Nov 1937
Evening
The Planets | Pavane pour une Infante Défunte | Cross Gartered* | Mephisto Valse | La Muse s'Amuse Mercury Theatre, London
20 Jun 1940
Evening
La Fête étrange* | The Planets | Bar aux Folies-Bergère The Arts Theatre Club, London
13 Mar 1948
Evening
The Planets | Jardin aux Lilas | Casse-Noisette* | Façade Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, Australia
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