Ice Follies

  • Opening Night: 21 January 1947
  • Performance: 15 February 1947

Overture – The Hippodrome Orchestra

Act 1

  1. “Jack Frost’s Revels”
    • “Maypole Round the North Pole” – Corps-de-Ballet
    • “Crystal Ice” – Gillian Duncan
    • “Penguin Parade” – Jeanne Rathbone and Rita Frost
    • “Spirit of Ice” – Valerie Moon
    • “Flashing Ice” – Freddie Warren and Tony Somers and the Six Speed Kings
    • “King of the Ice”: Chris Heierle with the Six Speed Kings and the Skating Graces
  2. Eva Nyklova – Champion of Czecho-Slovakia
  3. “Yankee Rhythm” – Maurice Barlow
  4. “Tulip Time” – Andree Curtis (The Singer), Jeanne Rathbone & Rita Frost (The Dutch Pair) and Corps-de-Ballet
  5. “Polka Dots ‘n’ Dashes” – Gillian Duncan
  6. “Gym-ice-trics” – Freddie Warren, Maisie Brown and Tony Somers
  7. “Laughter Unlimited” – The Lidwells
  8. “Winter Moonlight” – Valerie Moon (The Ballerina), Beatrice Miller, Erica Irwin, Mabs Brierley, Joyce Phillips (Pas-de-Quatre), Chris Heierle, Gillian Duncan (Pas-de-Deux), Full Corps-de-Ballet


Act II – International Cabaret

  1. The Bunin Puppets – Direct from U.S.A.
  2. Clifford Stanton – Personalities on Parade
  3. The Four Charladies – Variety’s Funniest Quartette



  1. “The Grace of the Crinoline” – Andree Curtis and Edward Nichol (The Singers), Chris Heierle and Gillian Duncan (The Dancers)
  2. “Two ‘Fast’ Girls” – Jeanne Rathbone and Rita Frost
  3. “Elevated Antics” – The Lidwells
  4. “Seaside Capers, 1870” – Tony Somers and Jean Warren
  5. “London Pride” – The Entire Company
  6. Neville Bishop – The Skating Drummer Boy
  7. “Flashing Blades” – Freddie Warren
  8. “There’s Something About a Soldier” – Edward Nichol (The Officer), Valerie Moon (The Drum Major), The Skating Graces (The Rank and File)
  9. The Three Rookies – Neil Rose, Meryl Baxter, William Keefe
  10. “A Dash of ‘Scotch'” – Eva Nyklova
  11. “Top Hat and Tails” – Valerie Moon with the Six Speed Kings
  12. “Ice Fantasia”: The Three Rookies, Chris Heierle, Eva Nyklova, Valeria Moon, Gillian Duncan and the “Ice Follies” Company
  • Performance Times: Evenings at 19:30; Matinees on Wednesday and Saturdays at 14:30