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Variations on a Theme

Choreographer: John Cranko
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Music arranger: James Bernard
Set designer: Kenneth Rowell
Costume designer: Kenneth Rowell
World premiere: 21 Jun 1954, Ballet Rambert, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Production note: In the programme, Kenneth Rowell is credited as 'decor and costumes'.
Music title: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Opus 10 (1937)
Music details: Live music: for Ballet Rambert, the music was re-scored for full orchestra.
Source: Programme and reference file in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0160

Performances

Date Programme Venue
21 Jun 1954
Evening
Les Sylphides | Variations on a Theme* | Gala Performance | Winter Night Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
30 Jun 1955
Evening
The Lilac Garden | Pas de Déesses* | Variations on a Theme | The Life and Death of Lola Montez (1818-1861) Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
22 Jul 1957
Evening
Plaisance | Casse Noisette Pas de Deux | Variations on a Theme | Conte Fantastique* | The Gala Performance Theatre Royal, Exeter
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