An Unchoreographed World

Frances Byrnes's play explores a dramatic formative event in the life of the young dancer Margot Fonteyn in May 1940.

Fonteyn is trapped in Holland during the German invasion with her lover Constant Lambert and the fledgling Sadler's Wells Ballet.

Her life threatened, the dancer discovers who she really is and what her destiny might cost her.

Margot Fonteyn....Sophie Jerrold

Constant Lambert....Richard Mccabe

Ninette De Valois....Kate Littlewood

Robert Helpmann....Oliver Millingham.

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Frances Byrnes's play explores a dramatic formative event in the life of the young dancer Margot Fonteyn in May 1940.

Fonteyn is trapped in Holland during the German invasion with her lover Constant Lambert and the fledgling Sadler's Wells Ballet.

Her life threatened, the dancer discovers who she really is and what her destiny might cost her.

Margot Fonteyn....Sophie Jerrold

Constant Lambert....Richard Mccabe

Ninette De Valois....Kate Littlewood

Robert Helpmann....Oliver Millingham.

One of the truly great dancers of our time, 'An Unchoreographed World' explores a dramatic formative event in the life of the young Margot Fonteyn.

It's May 10th 1940, and she is trapped in Holland during the German invasion with her older lover, the composer Constant Lambert, and the fledgling Sadler's Wells Ballet.

Frances Byrnes' drama draws on contemporary accounts to evoke a time when, her life threatened, Fonteyn discovers who she really is, and what her destiny might cost her.

Robert HelpmannOliver Millingham

ChorusAnne-Marie Piazza,

Maria Askew,

Ffion Jolly,

Ben Ashton and

Coen de Groot.

By Frances Byrnes.

In May 1940, the young dancer Margot Fonteyn is trapped in Holland.