Carousel

Our 2012 production was Roger and Hammerstein’s seminal work Carousel.

The story tells of charming, roguish carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, and mill worker Julie Jordan, both loners, who meet and fall in love. Their marriage ends up costing both their jobs, and things go downhill from there. Billy’s desperation makes him violent against those he loves most, and drives him to commit crimes in order to provide for his family. When Billy falls in with con-man Jigger Craigin, he ends up getting caught in the midst of an armed robbery and takes his own life. Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. Louise is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instils in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to love’s transcendence.

The score features songs including If I Loved You, Mr Snow, June Is Bustin’ Out All Over and the iconic You’ll Never Walk Alone

The show raised £1,000 which was donated to Little Hearts Matter. It was during this production that Pastiche reached the £50,000 fundraising landmark.

 

Cast
Carrie Olivia Holburd
Julie Claire Ridley/Gilly Meek
Mrs Mullin Debbie Langford
Enoch Snow Max Harkness
Billy Bigelow Richard Connolly
Policeman Alan Holloway
Mr Bascombe Les Kenny
Nettie Fowler Jenny Rigby
Jigger Craigin Ben Lines
Captain Les McGowan
Heavenly Fnd Bryan Goddard
Starkeeper Brian Coles
Dr Seldon Brian Coles
Louise Naomi Wright/Victoria Armfield
Snow's Child Molly Fear
Enoch Snow Jr David Rees
Ensemble Teresa Walters
Ensemble Shivashtie Poonwassie
Ensemble Melanie James
Ensemble Pam McGowan
Production Team
Book Oscar Hammerstein II
Music Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Director Roma Ridley
Musical Director Jean George
Choreography Gilly Meek
Stage Manager Jan Wolfenden
Piano Jamie Blethyn
Bass John Brockhouse
Reeds Lynsey Runkel
Drums David Hamilton-Smith
Song List
Act One Act Two
The Carousel Waltz This Was A Real Nice Clambake
You're A Queer One, Julie Jordan Geraniums In The Winder
When I Marry Mister Snow There's Nothin' So Bad For A Woman
If I Loved You What's The Use Of Wond'rin?
June Is Bustin' Out All Over You'll Never Walk Alone
When I Marry Mister Snow (Reprise) The Highest Judge Of All
When The Children Are Asleep Ballet
Blow High, Blow Low If I Loved You (Reprise)
Soliloquy Finale

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