Dazzling lights, swinging songs and a bad boy to melt your heart – don't miss this fabulous production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realise that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy. Billy is given a chance to make good, but is it too little too late, or will a lucky star save him and those he loves?

Voted best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, this timeless classic features hit songs including 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and 'If I Loved You'. Jo Davies's vibrant production is filled with magical moments, stunning choreography and breathtaking music. Receiving high praise when it was first seen in 2012, this production of Carousel is moving and uplifting in equal measure.

'Got me hook, line and sinker'

The Times

Performance trailer (2015)

'A real masterpiece'

Mail on Sunday

Audience reaction trailer (2015)

'easily the best Carousel since Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre revival nearly 20 years ago'

The Guardian

The Music

'a rich piece of musical theatre'

The Daily Telegraph

The Story

Set in a tight-knit fishing community on the New England coastline, Carousel revolves around the ill-fated love affair between charismatic Billy Bigelow, a travelling carnival man, and trusting Julie Jordan, a worker at the local mill. Having married against everyone's advice only weeks after they first met, their budding relationship hits a rocky road as Billy struggles with his temper, the constraints of settling down and financial difficulties. It is only after learning that he is soon to become a father that Billy vows to change his ways and provide for his family. But he falls in with the wrong crowd and dies in the aftermath of a robbery gone horribly wrong.

Sent to purgatory for 15 years after his death, Billy is given one day to redeem his soul before he is permitted to enter the Heavenly Gates. Trying to perform a single good deed, he seeks out his daughter, now a rebellious teenager destined to follow in his troubled footsteps. Billy reaches out to her, but is it too little too late, or will it be enough to change both their lives forever?

'Will have you choking back tears'

Time Out

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Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 13 – Sat 23 May 2015
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Norwich Theatre Royal
Thu 28 – Sat 30 May 2015
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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Tue 2 – Sat 6 June 2015
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Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Wed 10 – Sat 13 June 2015
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The Cast - view all

Billy Bigelow - Keith Higham
Julie Jordan - Gillene Butterfield
Carrie Pipperidge - Aoife O'Sullivan
Enoch Snow - Joe Shovelton
Nettie Fowler - Yvonne Howard
Jigger Craigin - Stuart Neal
Mrs Mullin - Michele Moran

Creative Team - view all

Conductor - James Holmes
Director - Jo Davies
Set & Costume Designer - Anthony Ward
Choreographer - Kay Shepherd
Choreographer (Ballet) - Kim Brandstrup
Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet
Video Designer - Andrzej Goulding

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