Book by Eric Maschwitz
Music by George Posford and Bernard Grun
A love story set during the first World War/Russian Revolution with the son of a titled family pursuing his love for a young dancer through difficult times. The show starts and ends after the war at a Montmartre night-club - The Balalaika.
The initial location is outside the Balalaika Nightclub in Montmartre just after World War I. An old man is singing a sad ballad, "Where Are the Snows?" and the audience is transported back to the Russia of 1914 by way of the story of a lovely ballerina and singer, Lydia, and her high-born lover, Peter. These two young people survive the Revolution, foil and attempted assassination of the Tsar and finally, melt into each other's arms while in exile in Paris.
Director -Anne Ballantyne
Musical Director - Neville Garden
Ballet Mistress -June Geissler