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(1947) He acted in John Webster's play, "The White Devil," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Margaret Rawlings, Martitia Hunt, Andrew Cruickshank, Hugh Griffith, Patrick Macnee, Heather Stannard, and Claire Bloom in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(1952) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Millionairess," at the New Theatre in London, England with Katharine Hepburn, Cyril Ritchard, Meriel Forbes, and Nora Nicholson in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(1957) He acted in Jean-Paul Sartre's play, "Nekrassov," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Harry H. Corbett, Ronald Barker, Jane Downs, and John Wood in the cast. George Devine was director.

(1957) He acted in Noel Coward's play, "Nude with Violin," at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Zena Dare, Patience Collier, and Kathleen Harrison in the cast. Noel Coward and John Gielgud were directors.

(1937-1938) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Stephen Murray, Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, and Anthony Quayle in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

(March 15, 1937) He acted at the The Vic-Wells Coronation Year Ball at the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, London, England with Lilian Baylis, Ivor Novello, Leslie Banks, Edith Evans, Harold Turner, Mary Honer, Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Leslie Edwards, Charles B. Cochran in the cast. Ninette De Valois was choreographer. Laurence Olivier and Edith Evans presented prizes.

(1938-1939) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Edward Chapman, Charles Hawtrey, Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, and Pamela Brown in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

(1938-1939) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Harry Andrews, Edward Chapman, Dorothy Hyson, and John Mills in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

(1943-1944) He played Hamlet in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Pamela Brown (Ophelia) in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

(1943-1944) He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Pamela Brown in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

(1952-1953) He directed TS Eliot's play, "Murder in the Cathedral," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Donat in the cast.

(1954-1955) He directed William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Virginia McKenna, Paul Rogers, John Neville, and Eric Porter in the cast.

(1953-1954) He directed William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Michael Hordern, Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, John Neville, and Robert Hardy in the cast.

(1955-1956) He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paul Rogers, John Neville and Claire Bloom in the cast.

(August 1956-September 1956) He directed the Old Vic Company production of William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," at the Opera House Theatre in Manchester, England with Paul Rogers, John Neville, Claire Bloom, Charles Gray, Jeremy Brett, John Woodvine, Peter Bowles, Margaret Courtenay, and Wynne Clark in the cast.

(1956-1957) He acted in William Shakespeare's plays, "Titus Andronicus," and "The Comedy of Errors," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Godfrey, Keith Michell, Barbara Jefford, and Margaret Whiting in the cast. Walter Hudd was director.

(1956-1957) He acted in William Shakepseare's play, "Richard III," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Barbara Jefford and Fay Compton in the cast. Douglas Seale was director.

(1956-1957) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Two Gentlemen of Verona," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Keith Michell, Barbara Jefford, and Derek Godfrey in the cast. Michael Langham was director.

(1956-1957) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Barbara Jefford in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(1956-1957) He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Keith Michell, Margaret Whiting, and Derek Godfrey in the cast.

(1956-1957) He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Keith Michell, Barbara Jefford, Margaret Whiting, Derek Godfrey, Ralph Richardson, Derek Francis, Fay Compton, and Dudley Jones in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(1957-1958) He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Neville, Coral Browne, Judi Dench, Tom Courtenay, Barbara Jefford, Derek Godfrey, Joyce Redman, Frankie Howerd, Harry Andrews, John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Paul Daneman, Paul Rogers, Keith Michell, and Moira Shearer in the company. Michael Benthall was director.

(March 18, 1958) He acted in a Private Royal Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, for the Opening of the Old Vic Annexe at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with scenes from William Shakespeare's plays, "Henry IV Part II," "Hamlet," "Two Gentlemen of Verona," "The Taming of the Shrew," and "A Midsummer's Night Dream with Paul Rogers, John Neville, Coral Browne, Judi Dench, Barbara Jefford, Keith Michell, Frankie Howerd, and Moira Shearer in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(1948) He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Diana Wynyard, Anthony Quayle, and Claire Bloom in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(1948) He acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Godfrey Tearle, Diana Wynyard, Paul Scofield, Anthony Quayle, Ena Burrill, Claire Bloom, Heather Stannard, Esmond Knight, Alfie Bass, and John Justin in the cast. Barry Jackson was director.

(1948) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Life and Death of King John," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Esmond Knight, Noel Willman, Anthony Quayle, Paul Hardwick, Michael Gwynne, Alfie Bass, Paul Scofield, John Justin, Ena Burrill, Douglas Wilmer, William Squire, Michael Bates, Julian Amyes, Heather Stannard, Robert Urquhart and Claire Bloom in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(1948) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Paul Scofield (Bassanio), Diana Wynyard, Heather Stannard, and Claire Bloom in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(October 23,1937) He performed in the ballet, "Carnaval, Apparitions, Casse Noisette Act III" in the Vic-Wells Ballet at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Frederick Ashton, Elizabeth Miller, Pamela May, Mary Honer, Joy Newton, Harold Turner, Claude Newman, William Chappell, Leslie Edwards, and Michael Somes in the cast.

(July 19,1943) He performed in the ballet, "The Wise Virgins" by Frederick Ashton, "The Birds" which he directed, and "The Rake's Progress" by Ninette De Valois in a Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Margot Fonteyn, Alexis Rassine, David Paltenghi, Leslie Edwards, Moyra Fraser, and Beryl Grey in the cast.

(July 14,1943) He performed in the ballet, "Les Rendezvous" by Frederick Ashton, "Hamlet" which he directed, and "A Wedding Bouquet" by Frederich Ashton in a Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Margot Fonteyn, Beryl Grey, Moira Shearer, Alexis Rassine, Moyra Fraser, David Paltenghi, and Leslie Edwards in the cast. Constant Lambert was speaker.

(October 21,1942) He performed in the ballet, "Les Sylphides" by Fokine, "Hamlet" which he directed, and "Casse Noisette Act II: The Kingdom of Sweets" by Ivanoff, in a Sadler's Wells Ballet at the New Theatre in London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Beryl Grey, Alexis Rassine, Celia Franca, Moira Shearer, David Paltenghi, Peggy Van Praagh, John Field, Jean Bedells, and Moyra Fraser in the cast. Constant Lambert was orchestra conductor.

(April 1,1942) He performed in the ballet, "The Haunted Ballroom" by Ninette De Valois, "Comus" which he directed, and "Casse Noisette Act II: The Kingdom of Sweets" by Ivanorff in a Sadler's Wells Ballet at the New Theatre in London, England with Margot Fonteny, David Paltenghi, Jean Bedells, Peggy Van Praagh, Beryl Grey, Moyra Fraser, John Field, Celia Franca, Lorna Mossford and Joy Newton in the cast. Constant Lambert was orchestra conductor.

(February 26,1938) He performed in the ballet, "Coppelia, Apparitions," in a Vic-Wells Ballet at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Mary Honer, Harold Turner, Claude Newman, Joy Newton, William Chappell, Leslie Edwards, Michael Somes, and Margaret Bolam in the cast.

(March 16, 1949) He danced in the ballet, "Le Lac Des Cygnes Act II," "La Boutique Fatasque," and "Hamlet," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Moira Shearer, John Hart, Michael Somes, Alexander Grant, Alexis Rassine, Donald Britton, Leonide Massine, Alexandra Danilova, Nadia Nerina, Gillian Lynne, Gerd Larsen, Anne Heaton, John Cranko, and Kenneth MacMillan in the cast.

(July 16, 1948) He danced in the ballet, "Hamlet," "Clock Symphony," and "Job," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with David Davenport, Leslie Edwards, Beryl Grey, Alexander Grant, Moira Shearer, Gillian Lynne, Michael Somes, Jean Bedells, John Cranko, and Nadia Nerina in the cast.

(February 25, 1948) He danced in the ballet, "Coppelia," and "Scenes De Ballet," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Pamela May, Alexis Rassine, June Leighton, David Davenport, Leslie Edwards, Beryl Grey, Moira Shearer, Michael Somes, Alexander Grant, Anne Heaton, Nadia Nerina, John Cranko, Donald Britton, and Gerd Larsen in the cast.

(May 5, 1956) He performed in Ninette De Valois' ballet, "The Rake's Progress," and Frederick Ashton's ballet, "Birthday Offering," and "Facade" in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production (Silver Anniversary Celebration) at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Leslie Edwards, Julia Farron, Beryl Gray, Nadia Nerina, Svetlana Beriosova, Michael Somes, and Merle Park in the cast.

(January 15,1966) He performed in the ballet, "Cinderella," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, David Blair, Frederick Ashton, Leslie Edwards, Annette Page, Antoinette Sibley, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Merle Park, Deanne Bergsma, Alexander Grant, David Drew, Derek Rencher, and Wayne Sleep in the cast.

(April 9,1966) He performed in the ballet, "Cinderella," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Donald MacLeary, Frederick Ashton, Leslie Edwards, Annette Page, Antoinette Sibley, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Merle Park, Deanne Bergsma, Alexander Grant, Graham Usher, Anthony Dowell, David Drew, Derek Rencher, and Wayne Sleep in the cast.

(April 23,1967) He performed in the ballet, "Cinderella," in a Royal Ballet production at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City with Svetlana Beriosova, Donald MacLeary, Frederick Ashton, Leslie Edwards, Georgina Parkinson, Jennifer Penney, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Merle Park, Deanne Bergsma, Alexander Grant, Michael Coleman, Robert Mead, David Drew, Ian Hamilton, Derek Rencher, and Wayne Sleep in the cast. Emanual Young was conductor.

(December 23,1972) He performed in the ballet, "Cinderella," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Ann Jenner, David Wall, Frederick Ashton, Leslie Edwards, Ria Peri, Graham Fletcher, Lesley Collier, Wayne Sleep, David Ashmole, Wayne Eagling, David Drew, Gary Sherwood, and Derek Rencher in the cast.

(May 23,1979) He performed in the ballet, "Tribute to Margot Fonteyn on Her 60th Birthday: Glazounov's Birthday Offering, Elgar's Salut D'Amour A Margot Fonteyn, Franck's Symphonic Variations, and Walton's Facade," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Lesley Collier, Jennifer Penney, Monica Mason, Wayne Eagling, Stephen Jefferies, Derek Deane, Marguerite Porter, Mark Silver, Margot Fonteyn, Merle Park, David Wall, Michael Coleman, Graham Fletcher, and Ashley Page in the cast. Frederick Ashton was choreographer.

(April 26,1977) He performed in the ballet, "Raymonda Act III," "The Court of Love," and "Checkmate," in a Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet production in a Royal Gala Performance at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Margaret Barbieri, Desmond Kelly, Stephen Wicks, David Ashmole, Maina Gielgud, and Vyvyan Lorrayne in the cast.

(1951) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the St. James Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Norman Wooland, Desmond Llewellyn, Maxine Audley, Peter Cushing, Wilfrid Hyde White, Jill Bennett, Richard Goolden, Niall MacGinnis, Esmond Knight, Edmund Pardom, Clifford Williams, Cy Grant, and Timothy Bateson in the cast.

(1951) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Caesar and Cleopatra," at the St. James Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Esmond Knight, Edmund Pardom, Clifford Williams, Cy Grant, Peter Cushing, Elspeth March, Maxine Audley, Jill Bennett, Henry Oscar, Richard Goolden, Niall MacGinnis, and Wilfrid Hyde White in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

(1946) He and Pauline Grant choreographed Edvard Grieg, Robert Wright, George Forrest's musical, "Song of Norway," in a Charles Hickman production at the Palace Theatre in London, England with Janet Hamilton-Smith, John Hargreaves, Arthur Servent, Halina Victoria, Bernard Ansell, Moyra Fraser, John Pygram, and John Lawski in the cast.

(July 10,1950) He and Michael Benthall produced John Tore's musical, "Golden City," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Edmund Purdom, Julia Shelley, Muriel Brunskill, Eleanor Summerfield, John Warren, Emile Belcourt, Moyra Fraser, and Anita Phillips in the cast.

(1954) He directed Noel Coward's musical, "After the Ball", at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Vanessa Lee, Peter Graves, Mary Ellis and Graham Payn in the cast.

(1959) He directed Cole Porter's musical, "Aladdin", at the Coliseum in London, England with Bob Monkhouse, Doretta Morrow and Ronald Shiner in the cast.

(1964) He directed Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "Camelot", at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Laurence Harvey, Elizabeth Larner, Miles Malleson and Nicky Henson in the cast. Kenneth Alwyn was the conductor.

(1954). Stage Play: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Music arranged by Gordon Jacob. Directed by Michael Benthall. Metropolitan Opera House: 21 Sep 1954- 17 Oct 1954 (29 performances). Cast: Robert Helpmann (as "Oberon"), Stanley Holloway (as "Nick Bottom, A weaver Moira Shearer (as "Titania"), Valerie Adams (as "Corps de Ballet"), Ivan Baptie (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), Joan Benham (as "Helena"), Jocelyn Britton (as "Fairy/Peaseblossom/Corps de Ballet"), Mary Brookes (as "Corps de Ballet"), Louise Carley (as "Corps de Ballet"), Rudolfo Cornejo (as "Indian Boy"), Margaret Courtenay (as "Hippolyta"), Tania d'Avray (as "Cobweb/Corps de Ballet"), Nadia de Lichtenberg (as "Corps de Ballet"), John Dearth (as "Egeus"), Juliet Ellice (as "Corps de Ballet"), Mary Fenwick (as "Corps de Ballet"), Jeremy Geidt (as "Ensemble"), Philip Guard (as "Puck, Robin Goodfellow"), Phyllis Harcourt (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), David Harding (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), Michael Hayes (as "Ensemble"), Vivienne Hetzel (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), David Hurst (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), Peter Johnson (as "Philostrate"), Lana Kassinova (as "Corps de Ballet"), Joan King (as "Mustardseed/Corps de Ballet"), Margaret Knoesen (as "Corps de Ballet"), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (as "Ensemble"), Philip Locke (as "Francis Flute, a bellows-mender"), Terence Longdon (as "Lysander"), Patrick Macnee (as "Demetrius") [Broadway debut], Eliot Makeham (as "Peter Quince, A carpenter") [final Broadway role], William Martin (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), Kenneth Melville (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), Rosemary Moore (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), Henry Naughton (as "Corps de Ballet"), Gillian Neason (as "Ensemble/Singer"), Anthony Nicholls (as "Theseus"), Joanne Nisbet (as "Corps de Ballet"), Michael Redington (as "Snug, A joiner"), David Reynolds (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), David Rose (as "Ensemble"), Norman Rossington (as "Tom Snout, A tinker"), Betty Shale (as "Ensemble"), Jane Shore (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), Josephine Spaull (as "Corps de Ballet"), Suzanne Steele (as "Ensemble/Singer"), David Stevens (as "Ensemble"), Daniel Thorndike (as "Robin Starvelinga, a tailor"), Sven van Zyl (as "Ensemble/Corps de Ballet"), Elisabeth Wade (as "Ensemble/Singer"), Ann Walford (as "Hermia/Daughter of Egeus"), Anne Wilson (as "Ensemble/Singer"), Sheila Wright (as "Moth/Corps de Ballet"). Presented by S. Hurok. Produced by arrangement with Old Vic Trust Ltd. and Arts Council of Great Britain.

(1956). Stage Play: Romeo and Juliet. Tragedy (revival/production played in repertory with King Richard II, Macbeth, Troilus and Cressida). Written by William Shakespeare. Incidental music by Brian Easdale. Scenic Design by Loudon Sainthill. Directed by Robert Helpmann. Winter Garden Theatre: 24 Oct 1956- 12 Jan 1957 (29 performances). Cast: Ronald Allen (as "Benvolio, nephew to Montague and friend to Romeo"), Claire Bloom (as "Juliet, daughter to Capulet"), Peter Bowles (as "Abraham, servant to Montague"), Jeremy Brett (as "Paris, a young nobleman, kinsman to the prince"), Graeme Campbell (as "Ensemble"), Wynne Clark (as "Nurse to Juliet"), Juliet Cooke (as "Ensemble"), Margaret Courtenay (as "Lady Capulet, wife to Capulet"), Charles Gray (as "Escalus, prince of Verona"), John Greenwood (as "Page to Paris"), Jack Gwillim (as "Friar Laurence, a Franciscan"), Ernest Hare (as "Capulet"), Edward Harvey (as "Apothecary"), Denis Holmes (as "Montague"), Sally Home (as "Ensemble"), Donald Homer (as "Ensemble"), Marion Hood (as "Ensemble/Singer"), Fraser Kerr (as "Ensemble"), Tom Kneebone (as "Ensemble"), Aubrey Morris (as "Sampson, servant to Capulet"), Daniel Moynihan (as "Friar John, a Franciscan"), Peter Needham (as "Ensemble"), John Neville (as "Romeo, son of Montague"), Derek New (as "Ensemble"), Timothy Parkes Musician/Ensemble"), Alan Penn (as "Ensemble"), Bryan Pringle (as "Gregory, servant to Capulet"), Paul Rogers (as "Mercutio, kinsman to the prince and friend to Romeo"), Job Stewart (as "Peter, servant to Juliet's nurse"), Keith Taylor (as "Ensemble"), James Villiers (as "Ensemble"), Charles West (as "Ensemble/Singer"), Jennifer Wilson (s "Lady Montague, wife to Montague"), John Woodvine (as "Balthasar, servant to Romeo"), Richard Wordsworth (as "Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet"). Produced by Old Vic Trust, Ltd. and Arts Council of Great Britain. Produced under the management of S. Hurok.


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