Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae
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(Riverside Nights) (1926)

An Entertainment in three parts, written and arranged by A P Herbert and Nigel Playfair

Produced by Nigel Playfair

Dances arranged by Penelope Spencer

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)

M Frederic Austin and Alfred Reynolds; additional music by Lord Berners, Dennis Arundell, Richard Leveridge, Harold Scott, and others
SC Philippe Forbes-Robertson, John Armstrong, James Whale, and The Cottars' Market

Players: Nigel Playfair, Elsa Lanchester, Richard Goolden, James Whale, George Baker, Harold Scott, Cavan O'Connor, Penelope Spencer, and others
FP Presented by Nigel Playfair, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 10 April 1926

During the General Strike of that year the revue transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre, then reopened at the Lyric with the addition of Frederick Ashton's first ballet:

A Tragedy of Fashion or, The Scarlet Scissors