Mercury Theatre

Address: 2 Ladbroke Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 3NG, England, United Kingdom
Tour dates: Feb–Mar 1931, Apr–May 1931, Nov 1931, 1932, Mar–Oct 1933, 15 May–24 Jun 1934, Jan–Mar 1935, 24 Mar–23 Jun 1935, Oct–Dec 1935, 12 Jan–17 May 1936, 11 Oct–Jan 1937, 18 Apr–30 May 1937, 24 Oct–9 Jan 1938, Jan–May 1938, Jul 1938, 2 Oct–18 Dec 1938, 8 Jan–30 Apr 1939, May–Jul 1939, Nov 1939, 9 Feb–11 Mar 1944, 30 May–15 Jul 1949
Notes: The theatre of the Rambert company 1931-1949. It opened in 1931 as The Ballet Club, a private club sharing the building with the Rambert School. Licensed for public performances in 1933 as The Nameless Theatre, it was renamed the Mercury in Oct 1933. In

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ⇃⇂
27 Nov 1932
Evening
''Valse'' from Les Sylphides | ''Fée Dragée'' from Aurora's Wedding | The Shepherd's Wooing (from 'The Gods go a-begging') | ''Pas de Deux'' from Mr Roll's Military Quadrilles | ''Desperate Blues''* | A Florentine Picture | Le Spectre de la Rose | ''Russian Peasant'
6 Jan 1935
Evening
A Florentine Picture | Constanza's Lament | American Sailor (from 'Les Matelots') | Pompette | Le Rugby | Cinderella* | Bar aux Folies-Bergère
20 Mar 1932
Evening
Aurora's Wedding | Lysistrata or The Strike of Wives* | Mars and Venus | Façade
1 Jan 1933
Evening
Aurora's Wedding | Prelude in D Major (Rachmaninoff) | Prelude in G Sharp Minor (Rachmaninoff) | Pavane pour une Infante Défunte* | Mercury | Menuet from ''Suite Bergamasque'' (Debussy) | Le Rugby | A Florentine Picture | Foyer de Danse
2 Oct 1938
Evening
Cinderella | Trio (Lachrymae) | Bohemian Dance (Smetana, 1877) | Carillon, Tango and Scherzo (Martinu) | Film en Miniature (Martinu, 1929) | Valse Finale* | Bar aux Folies-Bergére
19 Mar 1939
Evening
Dances from ''Lac des Cygnes'' | Paris-Soir* | Death and the Maiden | Death and the Maiden | Capriol Suite
10 Nov 1935
Evening
Dances from Aurora's Wedding | The Rape of the Lock* | The Planets
16 Feb 1931
Evening
Dances from Carnaval | Le Cricket | La Péri* | Russian Peasant Dance | The Mannequin and her Beau | Saudade do Brésil | A Florentine Picture | Le Boxing* | Aurora's Wedding
16 Mar 1938
Evening
Foyer de Danse | The Tartans | Le Péri* | Death and the Maiden | Standchen (Strauss, arr. Walter Gieseking) | Liebeslied (Kreisler, arr. Rachmaninoff) | Capriol Suite
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
30 May 1949
Evening
Jardin aux Lilas | Les Zigzags* | Judgment of Paris | Plaisance
11 Oct 1934
Evening
La Belle Assemblée, a Ballet*
31 Dec 1931
Evening
La Péri (The Flower of Immortality) | Constanza's Lament (from ''The Good-humoured Ladies'') | Dances from ''Cross-Garter'd'' | A Florentine Picture | Dances from ''Carnaval'' | Le Rugby | Dances on a Scottish Theme | Le Lac des Cygnes
4 May 1931
Evening
La Péri | Le Boxing | Capriol Suite | L'Après-midi d'un faune | A Florentine Picture | Façade*
4 Feb 1932
Evening
La Péri | Mr Roll's Military Quadrilles* | A Florentine Picture | Constanza's Lament* | Saudade do Brésil | Pompette* | Le Rugby | The Tartans (Dances on a Scottish Theme) | Les Sylphides
6 Apr 1938
Evening
La Péri | Pas de Deux from Casse-Noisette | Étrange | Mlle Fifi | The Two Igors | Alcina Suite | La Muse s'Amuse
7 Apr 1935
Evening
La Valse Chez Madame Récamier | Le Cricket | The Lady of Shalott | The Descent of Hebe* | Bar aux Folies-Bergère
13 Feb 1938
Evening
Les Sylphides | Croquis de ''Mercure'' (Sketches for ''Mercury'')* | The Tartans | Ricordanza (Liszt) | Bar aux Folies-Bergère
26 Mar 1943
Time unknown
Les Sylphides | Death and the Maiden | Spanish Dance | Russian Dance (from 'Midnight Sun') | Foyer de Danse | Confessional | Carnival of Animals*
20 Apr 1931
Evening
Les Sylphides | Le Cricket | Adagio from Lac des Cygnes | L'Après-midi d'un faune* | Gavotte Sentimentale | The Circus Girl* | Scherzo* | La Belle Ecuyère* | Mazurka des Hussars | Mars and Venus
7 May 1933
Evening
Les Sylphides | Pavane pour une Infante Défunte* | Atalanta of the East* | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)
5 Mar 1933
Evening
Lysistrata | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)* | Le Spectre de la Rose | Foyer de Danse
12 Nov 1931
Evening
Mercury | Cross-Garter'd* | Lady of Shalott* | Lac des Cygnes
15 May 1934
Evening
Mermaid | Bar aux Folies-Bergère* | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)
16 Jun 1935
Evening
Mermaid | Circus Wings* | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)
4 Mar 1934
Evening
Mermaid* | Lysistrata | Les Sylphides
13 Jun 1934
Evening
Mermaid | Mephisto Valse* | Bar aux Folies-Bergère
16 Jan 1938
Evening
Our Lady's Juggler | Foyer de Danse | Trio (Lachrymae) | Étrange* | American Sailor | Pompette | The Tartans* | Soirée de Vienne, no. 6 (Schubert-Liszt) | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)
22 Apr 1934
Evening
Paramour* | Le Rugby | Mermaid | Carnaval
8 Nov 1936
Evening
Passionate Pavane | The Planets | La Muse s'Amuse* | Façade
29 Nov 1936
Evening
Passionate Pavane | The Planets | La Muse s'Amuse | The American Sailor | The Shepherd's Wooing | Pompette | Capriol Suite
31 Dec 1933
Evening
Récamier* | Le Boxing | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Les Masques (ou, Changement de Dames)
10 Mar 1928
Time unknown
Russian Dance | Flight of Swans | The Warrior | Followers of Night | Mannequin | Mannequin and Her Beau | Nymphs and Shepherds
24 Oct 1937
Evening
The Descent of Hebe | Death and the Maiden | Pavane pour une Infante Défunte* | La Muse s'Amuse | Jardin aux Lilas
9 Oct 1932
Evening
The Garden | Prelude in B minor (Rachmaninov) | Prelude in G major (Rachmaninov) | L'Après-midi d'un faune | Foyer de Danse* | Le Spectre de la Rose | American Sailor (from 'Les Matelots')* | The Shepherd's Wooing (from 'The Gods go a-begging') | The Tartans (Danc
19 Oct 1933
Evening
The Marriage of Hebe*
14 Nov 1937
Evening
The Planets | Pavane pour une Infante Défunte | Cross Gartered* | Mephisto Valse | La Muse s'Amuse
3 Apr 1938
Evening
The Strike of Wives (Lysistrata) | Croquis de ''Mercure'' (Sketches for ''Mercury'') | La Muse s'Amuse | Pas de Deux from Casse-Noisette | Étrange | à La Russe* | à La Polka
29 Oct 1933
Evening
Valse (from Les Sylphides) | The Marriage of Hebe | Pavane pour une Infante Défunte | Our Lady's Juggler* | Foyer de Danse
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