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The Rake's Progress - 5 May 1956 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor George Weldon
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
SCENE I. THE RECEPTION
The Rake Robert Helpmann
The Tailor Franklin White
The Jockey Peter Clegg
The Bravo Leslie Edwards
The Dancing Master Brian Shaw
The Fencing Master Bryan Ashbridge
The Hornblower Philip Chatfield
The Betrayed Girl Julia Farron
Her Mother Elizabeth Kennedy
SCENE II. THE ORGY
Lady of the Town Annette Page
Lady of the Town Yvonne Cartier
Lady of the Town Maryon Lane
Lady of the Town Deirdre Dixon
Lady of the Town Meriel Evans
The Dancer Gerd Larsen
The Rake Robert Helpmann
His Friend Alexis Rassine
The Ballad Singer Joy Newton
The Servant Ann Howard
SCENE III. VIRTUOUS INTERLUDE
Creditor Franklin White
Creditor Leslie Edwards
Creditor Philip Chatfield
The Girl Julia Farron
The Rake Robert Helpmann
SCENE IV. THE GAMBLING DEN
The Rake Robert Helpmann
His Friend Alexis Rassine
Gambler Peter Clegg
Gambler Bryan Ashbridge
Gambler Leslie Edwards
SCENE V. NEAR THE PRISON GATES
The Girl Julia Farron
SCENE VI. THE MADHOUSE
The Gentleman with a Rope Ray Powell
The Sailor Franklin White
The Rake Robert Helpmann
The Card Player Alexis Rassine
The Violinist Gary Burne
The King Keith Milland
The Pope John Sale
The Girl Julia Farron
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Event: Number 1 in Sadler's Wells Ballet 25th Anniversary Special Programme 5 May 1956
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 5 May 1956 (in Royal Opera House Collections)