Mon 17 Nov 1952, Time unknown, Her Majesty's Theatre, Brighton

Nutcracker Suite

Choreographer: Lev Ivanov
Composer: Piotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Music note: Danced to live music


Sugar Plum Fairy Noreen Sopwith
The Prince Cecil Bates
Sugar Stick Josephine Spaull
Sugar Stick Mary Munro
Sugar Stick Thelma Litster
Sugar Stick Patricia Ashworth
Sugar Stick Joyce Crookes
Spanish Dance Ann Horn
Spanish Dance Alexander Bennett
Chinese Dance Thelma Litster
Chinese Dance John Chesworth
Arabian Dance Christine Hindmarch
Arabian Dance Norman Dixon
Arabian Dance Ian Murray
Russian Dance Michael Wise
Fairy Audrey Brookes
Fairy Gillian Martlew
Fairy Christine Haughton
Fairy Joanna Bowers
Fairy Siv Einrem
Fairy Valerie Marsh
Piano Joseph Vandernoot
Piano Reginald Halcrow

The Lilac Garden

Choreographer: Antony Tudor
Composer: Ernest Chausson
Music note: Danced to live music


Caroline (the Bride-to-be) Mary Munro
Her Lover Alexander Bennett
The Man she must Marry Norman Dixon
An Episode in his past Ann Horn
Guest Joanna Bowers
Guest Siv Einrem
Guest Gillian Martlew
Guest Cecil Bates
Guest Ian Murray
Piano Joseph Vandernoot
Piano Reginald Halcrow

Carnival of the Animals

Choreographer: Cecil Bates
Composer: Charles Camille Saint-Saëns
Premiere type: World premiere
Music note: Danced to live music


One of Two Little Girls Patricia Ashworth
One of Two Little Girls Thelma Litster
Introduction by the Lion John Chesworth
Introduction Ensemble
The Cock Cecil Bates
The Hen Valerie Marsh
Tortoise Christine Haughton
Tortoise Joanna Bowers
Mazurka John Chesworth
Mazurka Cecil Bates
Mazurka Patricia Ashworth
Mazurka Thelma Litster
Mazurka Christine Haughton
Mazurka Joanna Bowers
The Kangaroo Norman Dixon
Fish Mary Munro
Fish Josephine Spaull
The Gentleman with Long Ears Alexander Bennett
The Cuckoo Christine Hindmarch
Piano Reginald Halcrow
Dancer Cecil Bates
The Bird Girl Noreen Sopwith
Swan Ann Horn
Swan Gillian Martlew
Swan Audrey Brookes
Final Ensemble
Piano Joseph Vandernoot
Dancer Alexander Bennett

Bar aux Folies-Bergère

Choreographer: Ninette de Valois
Composer: Emanuel Chabrier
Music note: Danced to live music


La Fille au Bar Audrey Brookes
Valentin, garçon Alexander Bennett
La Goulue, étoile du Can-Can Ann Horn
Danseuses du Can-Can
Grille d'égout Christine Hindmarch
Hirondelle Christine Haughton
Nini Patte en l'air Gillian Martlew
La Môme Fromage Josephine Spaull
Habitués du Bar
Adolphe Michael Wise
Gustave Norman Dixon
Le Vieux Marcheur John Chesworth
Servante Patricia Ashworth
Piano Joseph Vandernoot
Piano Reginald Halcrow
Source: Programme for 17-22 November 1952 in the Rambert Archive
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