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Checkmate - 16 December 1971 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor John Lanchbery
Leader Charles Taylor
Leader Peter Gibbs
Cast
Love
one of Two Players
Marguerite Porter
Death
one of Two Players
Ronald Plaisted
Red Pawn Rosemary Taylor
Red Pawn Anita Young
Red Pawn Christine Aitken
Red Pawn Carole Ainsworth
Red Pawn Belinda Corken
Red Pawn Susan Lockwood
Red Pawn Barbara Lower
Red Pawn Hilary Tickner
First Red Knight Rudolf Nureyev
Second Red Knight Gary Sherwood
Black Knight Peter Fairweather
Black Knight Peter O'Brien
The Black Queen Monica Mason
The Red Queen Vergie Derman
The Red King Robert Helpmann
Red Bishop James Laurence
Red Bishop Douglas Steuart
Red Castle William Perrie
Red Castle Paul Waller
Black Castle Dennis Griffith
Black Castle Julian Hosking
Black Pawn June Highwood
Black Pawn Sally Inkin
Black Pawn Susan Darwood
Black Pawn Jacqueline Elliott
Black Pawn Wendy Ellis
Black Pawn Ann Goodier
Black Pawn Sally Ashby
Black Pawn Christine Woodward
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Performance in a series to celebrate Sir Arthur Bliss's eightieth birthday year.
Event: Number 1 in The Royal Ballet mixed programme 16 December 1971
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 16 December 1971 (in Royal Opera House Collections)