Riot at the Rite

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Summary

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 & Crew

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
Director Andy Wilson
Producer David Snodin
Writer Kevin Elyot
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