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99. CHARLES B. COCHRAN'S 1930 REVUE



Music And Book: Music by Vivian Ellis and Beverley Nichols. Ballet music by Lord Berners and Henri Sauguet. Book by Beverley Nichols. Ballet libretti by Boris Kochno.

Choreography: Dances and ensembles by George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, and Ralph Reader.

Production: Entire production under the personal direction of Charles B. Cochran. Staged by Frank Collins.

Premiere: March 2, 1930, London Pavilion. (Out-of-town preview: March 4, Palace Theatre, Manchester.)

Cast: Maisie Gay, Ada-May, Serge Lifar, Alice Nikitina, Fowler and Tamara, Roy Royston, Eric Marshall, and others.

IN A VENETIAN THEATER (Part I, Scene 8): Music: By Vivian Ellis.
Production: Costumes executed by Reville, Ltd. Cast: Mr. Cochran's Young Ladies.

LUNA PARK, OR THE FREAKS (Part I, Scene 10): Music and Book: Music by Lord Berners. Book by Boris Kochno. Production: Scenery and costumes by Christopher Wood. Scenery executed by E. Delany; costumes executed by C. Alias, Ltd. Cast: The Showman, Nicholas Efimov; The Three-headed Man, Constantin Tcherkas; The Three-legged Man, Richard Domonsky; The One-legged Woman, Alice Nikitina; The Six-armed Man, Serge Lifar.

PICCADILLY, 1830 (Part I, Scene 13): Music: By Ivor Novello. Production: Scenery and costumes by Oliver Messel. Scenery executed by Alick Johnstone; costumes executed by C. Alias, Ltd. Cast: The Dancers, Fowler and Tamara; The Singer, Eric Marshall; Some Promenaders, Mr. Cochran's Young Ladies and Gentlemen; A Highlander, Lifar; An Elderly Invalid, Efimov; His Wife, Nikitina; His Servants, Tcherkas, Domonsky.

HEAVEN (Part I, Scene 14): Music: By Beverley Nichols and Ivor Novello. Production: Scenery and costumes by Oliver Messel. Scenery executed by Alick Johnstone; costumes executed by Eleanor Abbey. Cast: Nell Gwynn; Lord Byron; Lady Hamilton; The Duke of Wellington; Mr. Gladstone; The Empress Josephine; Lola Montez; Lord Nelson; The Flower Woman; The Dancers, Fowler and Tamara; The Thieves, Roy Royston, Ada-May; A Policeman; The Lover and His Lady, Lifar, Nikitina; A Boy Scout; The Soldiers, Mr. Cochran's Young Gentlemen; Angels, Mr. Cochran's Young Ladies; 2 Singers.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS(Part II, Scene 20): Music: By Desmond Carter and Vivian Ellis. Production: Costumes by Ada Peacock; executed by H. & L. Nathan, Ltd. Cast: Royston, Mr. Cochran's Young Ladies.

Revisions: Later programs include two additional pieces choreographed by Balanchine:
PAS DE DEUX (Part II, Scene 26): Music: By Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. Production: Costumes by Oliver Messel. Cast: Nikitina, Lifar. (Premiere: July 14, 1930, after a single special performance July 10, 1930, produced by Cochran for a 'Midnight Revue' in aid of the Prince of Wales Fund of the British Legion.)

TENNIS (Part II, Scene 28): Music: By Vivian Ellis. Production: Scenery by Rex Whistler. Scenery executed by Alick Johnstone; costumes executed by Reville, Ltd. Cast: Referee, Efimov; Tennis Players, Mr. Cochran's Young Ladies. (Whistler's notes specify London only; earliest program located is dated May 26, 1930.)

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