Alexander Campbell as Petrushka; photo: Bill Cooper
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Since the Ballets Russes' 1911 premiere, Petrushka
has remained an anarchic force on stages around
the world. In Fokine's ballet all the wild fun of the
Butter Week Fair in St Petersburg floods the stage,
and unruly Petrushka is soon creating havoc. Then,
one wooden step too far, this harlequin meets a very
mortal end – but there's spirit in the old doll yet.
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Music Igor Stravinsky
Choreography Mikhail Fokine
Designs Alexander Benois
Ballets Russes, 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet
8 March 1984, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
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