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Petrushka - 8 May 1958 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Robert Irving
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
The Ballerina Nadia Nerina
Petrushka Robert Helpmann
The Blackamoor Gary Burne
The Showman Franklin White
The 'Grandfather' of the fair Pirmin Trecu
Street dancing-girl Merle Park
Street dancing-girl Doreen Wells
The young merchant Leslie Edwards
Gypsy girl Gerd Larsen
Gypsy girl Georgina Parkinson
The first nursemaid Deirdre Dixon
An other nursemaid Valerie Taylor
An other nursemaid Brenda Taylor
An other nursemaid Margaret Mercier
An other nursemaid Catherine Boulton
An other nursemaid Jennifer Gay
An other nursemaid Christine Beckley
An other nursemaid Margaret Wing
An other nursemaid Jacqueline Watcham
A coachman of the Imperial Court David Drew
An other coachman Ronald Plaisted
An other coachman Christopher Newton
An other coachman Maurice Metliss
An other coachman Derek Rencher
Stable boy Ray Powell
Stable boy William Wilson
Masqueraders
The Devil Graham Usher
The Coachman dressed as a nursemaid Keith Milland
The Pig Stanley Holden
The Fox John Sale
The Polish maidservant Judith Sinclair
The Hussar Shirley Grahame
The Scullion Mavis Osborn
Monster John Stevens
Monster Clive Molloy
The Goat Keith Rosson
The Crane Petrus Bosman
The Calf Douglas Steuart
The Crow Richard Farley
The crowd: hawkers, officers, soldiers, gentlemen, ladies, children, nursemaids, cossacks, policemen, a bear-trainer, etc.
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Event: Number 2 in The Royal Ballet mixed programme 8 May 1958
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 8 May 1958 (in Royal Opera House Collections)