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Tales of Beatrix Potter (1970)

An EMI Films production

M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)

Produced by Richard Goodwin
Directed by Reginald Mills
Screenplay by Richard Goodwin and Christine Edzard, from The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse, The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Pigling Bland, The Tale of Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, by Beatrix Potter
Photographed by Austin Dempster

M John Lanchbery, based on themes by M W Balfe, George Jacobs, Ludwig Minkus, Jacques Offenbach, Arthur Sullivan, et al
SC Christine Edzard
Masks by Rostislav Doboujinsky

Players: Beatrix Potter: Erin Geraghty; The Nurse: Joan Benham; The Butler: Wilfred Babbage
D Mrs Tiggy-Winkle: Frederick Ashton; Peter Rabbit: Alexander Grant; Mrs Tittlemouse: Julie Wood; Johnny Town-Mouse: Keith Martin; Jemima Puddle-Duck: Ann Howard; Fox: Robert Mead; Pigling Bland: Alexander Grant; Mrs Pettitoes: Sally Ashby; Black Berkshire Pig: Brenda Last; Jeremy Fisher: Michael Coleman; Tom Thumb: Wayne Sleep; Hunca Munca: Lesley Collier; Squirrel Nutkin: Wayne Sleep; Owl: Leslie Edwards; Tabitha Twitchie: Sally Ashby; Town Mice, Pigs, Squirrels, Country Mice; Carole Ainsworth, Avril Bergen, Jill Cooke, Graham Fletcher, Bridget Goodricke, Garry Grant, Suzanna Raymond, Rosemary Taylor, Anita Young
Filmed autumn 1970; release date 1 April 1971

NP Royal Ballet: stage version; R Anthony Dowell and Christopher Carr; SC Christine Edzard with Catherine Goodley; masks by Rostislav Doboujinsky
D Johnny Town-Mouse: Anthony Bourne; Mrs Tittlemouse: Larissa Bamber; Mrs Tiggy-Winkle: Iain Webb; Jemima Puddle-Duck: Sarah Walton; Fox: Christopher Saunders; Pigling Bland: Peter Abegglen; Pig-wig: Belinda Hatley; Mr Jeremy Fisher: William Trevitt; Tom Thumb: Jonathan Howells; Hunca Munca: Nicola Roberts; Peter Rabbit: Ashley Page; Squirrel Nutkin: Matthew Hart
FP Royal Opera House, London, 4 December 1992

ST Royal Ballet School; excerpts only
D Mrs Tiggy-Winkle: Jo Danyluk
FP Royal Opera House, London, 17 July 1993