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Hamlet - 20 May 1948 Evening 7.00pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Hugo Rignold
Leader Joseph Shadwick
Cast
King of Denmark David Davenport
Hamlet
Son of the late King, nephew to the Present King
Robert Helpmann
Polonius
Lord Chamberlain
Paul Reymond
Laertes
Son to Polonius
Richard Ellis
Gravedigger Ray Powell
Ghost of Hamlet's Father Leslie Edwards
Queen of Denmark
Mother to Hamlet
Beryl Grey
Ophelia
Daughter to Polonius
Pauline Clayden
Page Guinevere Parry
Court Lady Joan Grantham
Court Lady Palma Nye
Court Lady Christine du Boulay
Court Lady Lorna Mossford
Court Lady Margaret Sear
Court Lady Thekla Russell
Court Lady Jean Stokes
Court Lady Rosemary Valaire
Court Lady Rowena Jackson
Court Lady Wendy Winn
Pall-bearer Philip Chatfield
Pall-bearer Kenneth Melville
Pall-bearer Alec Martin
Pall-bearer John Cranko
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Durations: Entire work: 7.04-7.22pm
Event: Number 1 in Sadler's Wells Ballet Gala 20 May 1948
Information source: Royal Opera House Gala programme for 20 May 1948 and stage management reports 1947-49 (in Royal Opera House Collections)