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(Stories from a Flying Trunk) (1979)

An EMI Film

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 John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin
Devised and directed by Christine Edzard, after stories by Hans Christian Andersen
Photographed by Robin Browne and Brian West
Choreography by Frederick Ashton

Little Ida
M Gioacchino Rossini, arranged by John Dalby (ballet music from Moise, Otello, and Le Siège de Corinth)
S Irene Groudinsky
C Rostislav Doboujinsky

Players: Little Ida: Johanna Sonnex; Ballet Mistress: Gerd Larsen; A Mother: Suzanna Raymond

D Cauliflower: Wendy Ellis; Peas: Christopher Carr, Ross MacGibbon; Artichokes: Denise Nunn, Ashley Page; Broccoli: Denise Nunn, Linda Moran; Lettuce: Jennifer Jackson, Christine Woodward, Gillian Kingsley; Celery: Christine Woodward, Wendy Ellis, Jennifer Jackson; The Princess: Lesley Collier; Prince Potato: Graham Fletcher
Released December 1979

NP Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet; under the title Pas de légumes: without scenery
D Oignons: Ann Carol, Lili Griffiths, Sandra Madgwick, Lynne Wake, Mark Francis, Mark Welford; Choufleur: Sherilyn Kennedy; Choux rouge: Karen Donovan; Petits pois: Nicholas Ringham, Iain Webb; Artichaux: Nicola Katrak, Michael O’Hare; Broccolis: June Highwood, Chenca Williams; Laitues: Susan Crow, Susan Lucas, Gillian Maclaurin; Tomatoes: Derek Purnell, Stephen Wicks; Céleris: Bess Dales, Samira Saidi, Siobhan Stanley; Le Prince et la Princesse des Légumes: Roland Price, Marion Tait
FP Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 20 May 1982

ST Royal Ballet School; R Lynn Wallis and Frederick Ashton; S Irene Groudinsky
FP Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 25 July 1984