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A Wedding Bouquet - 11 March 1983 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Emanuel Young
Leader John Brown
Chorus Master John McCarthy
Cast
Webster
'Webster was a name that was spoken'
Monica Mason
Peasant Girl Linda Moran
Peasant Girl Christine Woodward
Peasant Boy
'They must hurry and get their waggon'
Simon Horrill
Peasant Boy
'They must hurry and get their waggon'
Stephen Sheriff
Josephine
'She may be wearing a gown newly washed and pressed'
Jennifer Penney
Paul
'Pleasant, vivacious and quarrelsome'
Ashley Page
John
'An elder brother who regrets the illness of his father'
Ross MacGibbon
Violet
'She may be delightful or not, as it happens'
Jacqui Tallis
Ernest
'May be a victim of himself'
Graham Fletcher
Therese
'Will be faintly neat'
Rosalind Eyre
Julia
'Is known as forlorn'
Marguerite Porter
Bridegroom
'They all speak as if they expected him not to be charming'
Anthony Dowell
Pépé
Julia's dog - 'Little dogs resemble little girls'
Julie Rose
Arthur
'Very well I thank you'
Christopher Newton
Guy
'Unknown'
Michael Batchelor
Guest
'They incline to oblige only when they stare'
Bryony Brind
Guest
'They incline to oblige only when they stare'
Deirdre Eyden
Guest
'They incline to oblige only when they stare'
Genesia Rosato
Guest
'They incline to oblige only when they stare'
Gail Taphouse
Gendarme
'They make preparations to deal with an exception'
Nicolas Dixon
Gendarme
'They make preparations to deal with an exception'
Andrew Ward
Bride
'Charming/Charming/Charming'
Lesley Collier
Bridesmaid
'They may recognise places'
Angela Cox
Bridesmaid
'They may recognise places'
Nicola Roberts
A section of The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: The programme note reads: 'Lord Berners was born in September 1883. As a tribute to him and in honour of the centenary of his birth, Frederick Ashton is reviving 'A Wedding Bouquet' in the version in which it was first performed, with chorus and orchestra.'
Event: Number 4 in The Royal Ballet mixed programme 11 March 1983
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 11 March 1983 (in Royal Opera House Collections)