A truly great classic musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL broke the mould with its gritty, courageous and emotional look at relationships. The story of the love affair between Billy Bigelow, a smooth-talking carousel barker, and Julie Jordan, a naive young mill worker, is set to one of the most ravishing and celebrated scores of all time, including The Carousel Waltz, If I Loved You, June is Bustin’ Out All Over and You’ll Never Walk Alone. CAROUSEL has captivated audiences across the world since its original Broadway opening in 1945 and was lauded ‘Best Musical of the 20th Century’ by Time Magazine in 1999.
In this new production, Lesley Garrett, CBE, Britain’s most popular soprano, who recently lifted the roof as the Mother Abbess in The Sound Of Music, plays the pivotal role of ‘Nettie’. Lesley is joined by Jeremiah James as ‘Billy Bigelow’. Best-known as a member of the internationally renowned recording group, Theatro, Jeremiah earned critical acclaim in the US as Curly in Trevor Nunn’s Oklahoma! and has appeared in Crazy For You, The Full Monty and White Christmas. ‘Julie Jordan’ is Alexandra Silber, who co-starred in Fiddler on the Roof at The Savoy Theatre.
With direction by Lindsay Posner and choreography by Adam Cooper, this production promises to be truly wonderful.