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Title: Noctambules  
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Subject: Humphrey Searle, Kenneth MacMillan, Nadia Nerina, Leslie Edwards
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Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan
Music Humphrey Searle
Premiere 1 March 1956 – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Original ballet company Sadler's Wells Ballet
Characters The Hypnotist
His Assistant
The Faded Beauty
The Poor Girl
The Rich Man
The Soldier
Genre Neoclassical ballet
Type one act ballet

Noctambules is a ballet created in 1956 by Kenneth MacMillan for the Sadler's Wells Ballet. The ballet was choreographed to Humphrey Searle's Noctambules, Op. 30 written for the ballet. The set and costumes were designed by Nicholas Georgiadis. The ballet premiered on 1 March 1956 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

Original cast

The corps de ballet was divided into rich people and poor people. Notable dancers among the rich included Australian choreographer Ronald Hynd and South African dancer Gary Burne. Notable dancers among the poor included Merle Park, Doreen Wells and Pirmin Trecu.


  • Noctambules - 1 March 1956; The Royal Opera House Collections Online, accessed 2008-11-03
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