Theatreland Memorabilia

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There was a second touring Sadler's Wells ballet company called the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, who are now better known as Birming-
ham Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet

Based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Earliest incarnation was the Vic-Wells Ballet, performing at The Old Vic from 1926-1931.
In 1931 they moved to the Sadler's Wells Theatre and became the Sadler's Wells Ballet (but continued to give some performances at the The Old Vic until 1934).
Have been at the Royal Opera House since 1946, becoming The Royal Ballet after being awarded a Royal Charter in 1956.

Previous productions:

DateShow/TheatreProgramme in our eBay Store?
28th January 19601st performance of La Fille Male Gardee
Wednesday 15th July 1964La Fille Mal Gardee
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
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Company members

1946
Director: Ninette De Valois.
Principal Choreographer: Frederick Ashton. Musical Director: Contant Lambert.
Company: Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May, Moira Shearer, Beryl Grey, Margaret Dale, Pauline Clayden, Julia Farron, Anne Negus, Gerd Larsen, Gillian Lynne, Joan Sheldon, Alexis Rassine, Michael Somes, Harold Turner, David Paltenghi, Henry Danton, Richard Ellis, Leslie Edwards, Franklin White, Anthony Burke, Brian Shaw.
Guest Artists: June Brae, Violetta Prokhorova.
Conductors: Constant Lambert, Geoffrey Corbett.
Leader: Joseph Shadwick.