The Prisoners

Balletone act
SceneryBarry Kay
CostumesBarry Kay
ChoreographyPeter Darrell
ScenarioPeter Darrell
MusicBéla Bartók; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
PlotTwo convicts escape from prison, one to his death, the other to life enslavement to his friend's wife.
World Première24 June 1957
CompanyWestern Theatre Ballet
VenueDartington Festival, Dartington Hall, Devon
DirectionPeter Darrell
Conductor1
Orchestra2
CharactersCast
BaudinBarry Salt
ChristopheErling Sunde
MadeleineSuzanne Musitz, Christophe's wife
WardersOliver Symons, Rudi Szigeti, Jefferey Taylor
VillagersMargaret Grey, Brenda Last, Hazel Merry
 

Staging: Dartington College of Arts

Pas de trois, scene 3
stage shot
Baudin - Christophe - Madeleine