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Cinderella - 23 December 1948 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Warwick Braithwaite
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
ACT I
Cinderella Moira Shearer
Cinderella's Stepsister Frederick Ashton
Cinderella's Stepsister Robert Helpmann
Cinderella's Father Franklin White
The Ragged Fairy Godmother Pamela May
A Tailor Donald Britton
Dressmaker Anne Negus
Dressmaker Margaret Dale
The Shoemaker Paul Reymond
The Hairdresser Leslie Edwards
A Jeweller Henry Legerton
The Dancing Master Harold Turner
Violinist Kathleen Tierney
Violinist Kathleen Sturdy
The Coachman Robert Lunnon
The Fairy Spring Nadia Nerina
Her Page Ann Jomeron
Her Page Brenda Averty
The Fairy Summer Violetta Elvin
Her Page Annette Page
Her Page Jean Cameron
The Fairy Autumn Pauline Clayden
Her Page Karen Bliss
Her Page Jean Slater
The Fairy Winter Beryl Grey
Her Page Doreen Tempest
Her Page Wendy Barker
Lackey Rands Trevor
Lackey Terence Paul
Lackey Ivan Dragadze
Lackey Norman McDowell
Star Rowena Jackson
Star Rosemary Lindsay
Star Rosemary Valaire
Star Paula Dunning
Star Wendy Winn
Star Pauline Wadsworth
Star Margaret Sear
Star Jill Gregory
Star Dorothea Zaymes
Star Christine du Boulay
Star Anne Gieves
Star Fiorella Keane
ACT II
Cinderella Moira Shearer
The Prince Michael Somes
Cinderella's Stepsister Frederick Ashton
Cinderella's Stepsister Robert Helpmann
Cinderella's Father Franklin White
Their Suitor Alfred Rodrique
Their Suitor Donald Britton
The Jester Alexander Grant
The Prince's Friend Bryan Ashbridge
The Prince's Friend Philip Chatfield
The Prince's Friend Kenneth Melville
The Prince's Friend Kenneth MacMillan
A Negro Ronald Kaye
Courtier Sheila Nelson
Courtier Thekla Russell
Courtier Pauline Harrop
Courtier Vera Winterton
Courtier Judy Laraman
Courtier Valerie Taylor
Courtier June Laverick
Courtier Shirley Bishop
Courtier Gilbert Vernon
Courtier Richard Ellis
Courtier Leslie Edwards
Courtier Robert Lunnon
Courtier Charles Lisner
Courtier John Cranko
Courtier Henry Legerton
Courtier Ronald Plaisted
The Fairy Spring Nadia Nerina
Her Page Ann Jomeron
Her Page Brenda Averty
The Fairy Summer Violetta Elvin
Her Page Annette Page
Her Page Jean Cameron
The Fairy Autumn Pauline Clayden
Her Page Karen Bliss
Her Page Jean Slater
The Fairy Winter Beryl Grey
Her Page Doreen Tempest
Her Page Wendy Barker
Star Rosemary Lindsay
Star Rosemary Valaire
Star Wendy Winn
Star Pauline Wadsworth
Star Rowena Jackson
Star Jill Gregory
Star Dorothea Zaymes
Star Paula Dunning
Star Christine du Boulay
Star Anne Gieves
Star Margaret Sear
Star Fiorella Keane
Guest Renee Pasby
Guest Ann Moller
Guest Margaret Hare
Guest Rosemary Boniface
Guest Brenda Taylor
Guest Geoffrey Walters
Guest John Grange
Guest Barry Watts
ACT III
Cinderella Moira Shearer
The Prince Michael Somes
Cinderella's Stepsister Frederick Ashton
Cinderella's Stepsister Robert Helpmann
Cinderella's Father Franklin White
The Fairy Godmother Pamela May
The Fairy Spring Nadia Nerina
Her Page Ann Jomeron
Her Page Brenda Averty
The Fairy Summer Violetta Elvin
Her Page Annette Page
Her Page Jean Cameron
The Fairy Autumn Pauline Clayden
Her Page Karen Bliss
Her Page Jean Slater
The Fairy Winter Beryl Grey
Her Page Doreen Tempest
Her Page Wendy Barker
Townswoman Anne Negus
Townswoman Margaret Dale
The Jester Alexander Grant
The Dancing Master Harold Turner
The Hairdresser Leslie Edwards
The Shoemaker Paul Reymond
The Jeweller Henry Legerton
Footman Ivan Dragadze
Footman Ronald Plaisted
A Negro Ronald Kaye
Star Rosemary Lindsay
Star Rosemary Valaire
Star Wendy Winn
Star Pauline Wadsworth
Star Rowena Jackson
Star Jill Gregory
Star Dorothea Zaymes
Star Paula Dunning
Star Christine du Boulay
Star Anne Gieves
Star Margaret Sear
Star Fiorella Keane
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Durations: Act I: 7.10-7.50pm, Act II: 8.13-8.50pm, Act III: 9.13-9.33pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 23 December 1948 (in Royal Opera House Collections)