Riot at the Rite

Riot at the Rite

About this programme

Drama chronicling preparations for the premiere in 1913 of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring - a controversial ballet that changed the face of dance. Choreographer Nijinsky is rewarded for his success with the opportunity to work on a high-profile production, but faces an agonising choice between his lover Diaghilev and a woman in the audience. Alex Jennings and Adam Garcia star. First broadcast in 2009.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sergei Diaghilev
Alex Jennings
Vaslav Nijinsky
Adam Garcia
Igor Stravinsky
Aiden McArdle
Gabriel Astruc
Griff Rhys Jones
Marie Rambert
Rachael Stirling
Romola de Pulzky
Emma Pierson
Maria Piltz
Zenaida Yanowsky
Lady Ottoline Morrell
Jemma Redgrave
Vassili
George Antoni
Nicholas Roerich
Pearce Quigley
Pierre Monteux
Christian McKay
Grigoriev
Richard Hope
Menshikov
Matthew Hart
Lydia
Naomi Wattis
Marcel
Hugh Sachs
Antoine
Philip Herbert
Jean Cocteau
Jonathan Aris
Enthusiast
Julian Firth
Detractor
Robin Hooper
Critic
Steve Pemberton
Critic
Daniel Lapaine
Old gent
James Greene
Old gent
Peter Copley
Poker-faced man
Richard Durden
Poker-faced woman
Jane How
Hysterical woman
Sara Dee
Hysterical man
Mace Richards
Chic woman
Kate McKenzie
Chic man
Chris Lynam
Kolossal the pianist
Philip Gammon
Violinist
Julian Bleach
Bassoonist
Philip Battley
Bassist
Andrew Bridgmont
Journalist
George Asprey
Journalist
Barnaby Stone
Wardrobe mistress
Annie Symons
Le Spectre de la Rose dancer
Ivan Putrov
Le Spectre de la Rose dancer
Roberta Marquez
Stravinsky double
Andrew Massey

Crew

Director
Andy Wilson
Producer
David Snodin
Writer
Kevin Elyot
Categories
Drama

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