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Checkmate - 5 April 1950 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Robert Irving
Leader Charles McKeown
Cast
Love
one of Two Players
Wendy Winn
Death
one of Two Players
Franklin White
Red Pawn Margaret Dale
Red Pawn Avril Navarre
Red Pawn Jill Gregory
Red Pawn Anne Negus
Red Pawn Pauline Clayden
Red Pawn Fiorella Keane
Red Pawn Dorothea Zaymes
Red Pawn Nadia Nerina
First Red Knight Alexis Rassine
Second Red Knight John Field
Black Knight Kenneth Melville
Black Knight Philip Chatfield
The Black Queen Pamela May
The Red Queen Julia Farron
The Red King Leslie Edwards
Red Bishop Peter Clegg
Red Bishop Charles Lisner
Red Castle John Cranko
Red Castle Kenneth MacMillan
Black Pawn Rosemary Lindsay
Black Pawn Pauline Wadsworth
Black Pawn Palma Nye
Black Pawn Rowena Jackson
Black Pawn Margaret Sear
Black Pawn Christine du Boulay
Black Pawn Greta Hamby
Black Pawn Thekla Russell
Black Castle Bryan Ashbridge
Black Castle Alfred Rodriques
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Durations: Entire work: 7.04-7.46pm
Event: Number 1 in Sadler's Wells Ballet mixed programme 5 April 1950
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 5 April 1950 and stage management reports for 1949-50 (in Royal Opera House Collections)