A programme for a Gala Performance of Ballet at Moss' Empire Theatre, Liverpool, starring Alicia Markova & Anton Dolin, the orchestra conducted by Leighton Lucas. The full gala repertoire is given, plus an insert for Tuesday is included, with a programme of: 'Les Sylphides', 'Tarantella', 'The Dying Swan', 'Rondalla Aragonesa', Ravel's 'Bolero', and 'The Nutcracker'.
The programme is in very good condition, with only minimal expected wear and discolouration. The original owner has marked in faint blue pen the date ('16.5.50') on both the front cover and on the insert. The right edge of the insert has been very slightly bent in the middle but is otherwise undamaged.
An advertisement for the 'Dance and Dancers' magazine appears on the back of the insert, and a brief biography of Markova and Dolin written by its editor, Peter Williams, is printed on the back cover of the programme booklet. As well as the black & white printed photographic cover, the programme also contains black & white photographs of Markova and Dolin.