Carousel – 2012

ROLE: Barker
DIRECTOR : Jo Davis
VENUE : Barbican/Lowry/Grand Theatre Leeds
PLAYWRIGHT:
YEAR: 2012
COMPANY: Opera North
CAST:

Eric Green
Gilene Herbert
Claire Boulter
Joseph Shovelton
Elena Ferrari
Michael Rouse
John Woodvine
William Kenning
Beverley Grant
Nicholas Cass-Beggs

DESCRIPTION:
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II 1945

Carousel is a story of love, loss and the possibility of redemption. Fairground barker Billy Bigelow is quick to anger, but he is loved by a woman, Julie Jordan, who keeps faith with him despite his flaws. It is also a vivid portrait of a society: a fishing community in New England ready to celebrate the joys of living as well as to face its hardships square on.

The score is studded with classic numbers, including ‘If I Loved You’, ‘June is Bustin’ Out All Over’, ‘Soliloquy’ and, of course, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
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