Win tickets for Carousel at Leeds Grand Theatre

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Win a pair of tickets to the hit production of the classic American musical, Carousel, is returning to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre this May.

  • Leeds Grand Theatre 13 to 23 May 2015

Studded with some of the most powerful, uplifting and moving music ever written for the stage, songs from Carousel include ‘If I Loved You,’ the joyous ‘June is Bustin’ Out All Over,’ and, of course, the timeless anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ Featuring stunning choreography, this electrifying staging of Carousel is an unmissable theatre highlight for 2015.



Carousel

For your chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets to this classic show, enter our competition.

A hit production of the classic American musical, Carousel, is returning to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre this May.
Voted the best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine, Carousel is one of the finest works composed by one of Broadway’s most successful partnerships, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Alongside Carousel, their other much-loved hits of stage and screen include The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and The King and I.

Studded with some of the most powerful, uplifting and moving music ever written for the stage, songs from Carousel include ‘If I Loved You,’ the joyous ‘June is Bustin’ Out All Over,’ and, of course, the timeless anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ Featuring stunning choreography, this electrifying staging of Carousel is an unmissable theatre highlight for 2015.

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Set in a tight-knit community on the New England coast, Carousel revolves around the ill-fated affair between the charismatic but troubled Billy Bigelow and a young mill-worker, Julie Jordan. When they fall in love after a chance meeting at the carnival, little do they realise that Billy’s rebellious ways will soon end in tragedy. Fifteen years later, Billy is given one more chance to make things right with Julie and the daughter he never met, but is it too little too late?
Directed by Jo Davies, this charming musical is brought vividly to life, with set and costume design by Olivier Award winner Anthony Ward (The King’s Speech, ENRON, Oklahoma!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Young Liverpool-born baritone Keith Higham plays the carousel barker Billy Bigelow, Gillene Butterfield returns as Julie Jordan, and Yvonne Howard plays Nettie.

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The full Broadway score is ravishingly recreated by the musical forces of more than 40 musicians from the critically acclaimed Orchestra of Opera North, led by conductor James Holmes, with a chorus of over 30 singers from Opera North, England’s national opera company in the North of England.



UK venues for the tour of Carousel in 2015 include Leeds Grand Theatre, Theatre Royal Norwich and Edinburgh Festival Theatre, before this beautifully staged production travels to the Republic of Ireland for further performances in Dublin.

An instant hit with audiences and critics alike, it has been praised as an “exhilarating” show which “does great honour to a rich piece of musical theatre” (Daily Telegraph); “a real masterpiece […] totally charming” (Mail on Sunday); and “tremendously uplifting” (Financial Times).

CAROUSEL

Music by RICHARD RODGERS

Book & Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Original dances by Agnes de Mille

Based on the Play ‘LILIOM’ by Ferenc Molnar as adapted by Benjamin Glaser

Performed by arrangement with JOSEPH WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of R & H THEATRICALS of New York
First performed 19 April 1945, Majestic Theatre, New York
Opera North’s production of Carousel was first performed at Leeds Grand Theatre on 2 May 2012, in a co-production with the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.


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