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Carousel performing at the Coliseum
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Type of production: Musical
Opened: 07 April 2017
Booking until: 13 May 2017
Running time: To Be Conf
Prices: £65.00 - £195.00
Director: Lonny Price
Music by: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Cast: Alfie Boe , Katherine Jenkins
Rodgers & Hammerstein's iconic musical Carousel comes to the London Coliseum in a semi-staged production, starring Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe.

When the charming Carousel Barker, Billy Bigelow falls in love with Julie Jordan, little do they realise that their relationship will end in tragedy. Fifteen years after getting caught up in an armed robbery, Billy gets the chance to redeem his past and restore pride to his family.

With much-loved classic songs "You'll Never Walk Alone", "If I Loved You", "Mister Snow" and "June is Bustin Out All Over", Carousel promises to delight and uplift.

Lonny Price (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sunset Boulevard) returns to the Coliseum to direct a strictly limited run of 41 performances.


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NICHOLAS LYNDHURST JOINS CAROUSEL CAST (22 JANUARY 2017)

Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper) joins the previously announced Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow) and Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO).

This semi-staged production of Carousel marks BAFTA Award Winning Actor Nicholas Lyndhurst's return to the West End stage, where he was last seen in Trevor Nunn's 2011 production of The Tempest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. His other West End credits include The Straight and Narrow at the Wyndham's Theatre, The Dresser at the Duke of York's Theatre and The Foreigner at the Albany Theatre. Lyndhurst is best known for his classic television series; Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart, After You've Gone, Rock & Chips, Butterflies and The Piglet Files. He can also be seen in the 2016 film, A United Kingdom.

Lonny Price will direct the season of 41 performances at ENO's London Coliseum from 7 April until 13 May 2017. The ENO award winning 40 piece orchestra and chorus, conducted by David Charles Abell, will accompany the cast in this semi-staged production.

Further casting includes Brenda Edwards (Nettie Fowler), Derek Hagen (Jigger Craigin), Alex Young (Carrie Pipperidge), Gavin Spokes (Enoch Snow), Susan Kyd (Mrs Mullin), Martyn Ellis (Mr Bascombe) and Davide Fienauri (Carnival Boy). Final casting will be announced shortly.

Carousel is presented by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade with English National Opera who have previously produced together the critically acclaimed seasons of Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel and Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close. The GradeLinnit Company are currently producing 42nd Street, to open in March at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane.



ALFIE BOE AND KATHERINE JENKINS TO STAR IN CAROUSEL (30 NOVEMBER 2016)

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the third production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company.

Lonny Price will direct the strictly limited run of 41 performances at ENO's London Coliseum, beginning on 7 April 2017 and ending on 13 May. The ENO award-winning 40-piece orchestra and chorus will accompany the cast in this semi-staged production. Further casting will be announced shortly.
Carousel will be presented by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade with the English National Opera who have previously presented the critically acclaimed runs of Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel and, earlier this year, Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, which is now transferring to Broadway. In the West End, he GradeLinnit Company are currently preparing 42nd Street, to open in March 2017 at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Platinum-selling recording artist, English tenor and actor Alfie Boe returns to the West End to play Billy Bigelow. He played Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables and made his US debut in Baz Luhrmann's La boheme, where earlier this year he played J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland. He went on to release numerous highly-successful solo albums and his live opera credits include The Pearl Fishers at ENO and Romeo et Juliette at the Royal Opera House. Currently on a 28 date sold out UK tour with Michael Ball, their new album Together, which entered the charts at number 2 on release this month, looks set to be one of the biggest selling records of 2016. The related Ball and Boe: One Night Only, ITV special, will be broadcast on 9 December 2016.

Welsh lyric mezzo soprano, singer and songwriter Katherine Jenkins will make her West End Theatre debut as Julie Jordan. Jenkins represented Wales three times in the Choirgirl of the Year competitions and was a member of the Royal School of Church Music Cathedral Singers and the National Youth Choir of Wales. She has gone on to record ten studio albums; two of which received Classic Brit Awards Album of the Year, and seven of them reaching number 1. She has performed for the Pope, Presidents and Royalty including The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations earlier this year. Multi award-wining Jenkins was a 2016 Invictus Games Ambassador and was made an OBE in 2014.





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