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: The Sleeping Princess

The Vic-Wells Ballet (under the direction of Ninette de Valois) present..
A ballet based on the fairy tale by Perrault. Reproduced by Nicolai Sergueeff after the original choreography by Marius Petipa.
With Margot Fonteyn as The Princess Aurora, June Brae as The Lilac Fairy, and Robert Helpmann as Prince Charming.
Also Mary Honer, Elizabeth Miller, Pamela May, Ursula Moreton, Joy Newton, Julia Farron, Harold Turner, Frederick Ashton, William Chappell, Frank Staff, John Greenwood, Bruce Dargavel, and other members of the Vic-Wells Company. The Lord Mayor's Boy Players, the Augmented BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker, conducted by Constant Lambert.
(to 16.15)


Author: Perrault
Original choreography: Marius Petipa
Reproduced by: Nicolai Sergueeff
Music: Tchaikovsky
Costumes: Nadia Benois
Musicians: The augmented BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Constant Lambert
Narrator: Elizabeth Cowell
Television Presentation: D.H. Munro
The Princess Aurora: Margot Fonteyn
The Lilac Fairy: June Brae
Prince Charming: Robert Helpmann
The Blue Bird: Mary Honer
Cinderella: Elizabeth Miller
The Diamond Fairy: Pamela May
Dancer: Ursula Moreton
The Queen: Joy Newton
The Fairy Sapphire: Julia Farron
Dancer: Harold Turner
Puss-in-Boots: Frederick Ashton
King Florestan XXIV: William Chappell
The Wolf: Frank Staff
Performer: John Greenwood
Singer: Bruce Dargavel
Performers: The Lord Mayor's Boy Players

: Cabaret

With Paul Berny, French juggler; A. C. Astor, ventriloquist; Trudi Binar, Continental songs; Ruth and Billy Ambrose, American dancers.


Juggler: Paul Berny
Ventriloquist: A. C. Astor
Singer: Trudi Binar
Dancer: Ruth Ambrose
Dancer: Billy Ambrose
Production: Arthur Ozmond

: Anglais - Francais

A brush between Gallic wit and English humour, in which well-known personalities from both sides of the Channel show their knowledge of the life and customs of each other's country. The questions will be asked and the peace preserved by E. M. Stephan.


Presenter: E. M. Stephan
Presentation: Andrew Miller Jones

: This Will Make You Wild!

Eric Wild and his Band, with Alice Mann, obstructed by Leslie Mitchell.


Musicians: Eric Wild and his Band
Singer: Alice Mann
Obstructed by: Leslie Mitchell

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