Carousel at the London Coliseum
London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel
Lonny Price will direct a semi-staged production for a strictly limited run of 41 performances at ENO’s London Coliseum.
Platinum-selling recording artist, English tenor and actor Alfie Boe returns to the West End to play Billy Bigelow alongside Welsh lyric mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins who make her West End Theatre debut as Julie Jordan.
Featuring much loved songs If I Loved You, June Is Bustin’ Out All Over and You’ll Never Walk Alone, Carousel will be accompanied by the ENO award-winning 40-piece orchestra and chorus.
Carousel will run from 7 April 2017 until 13 May 2017 at the London Coliseum.
Fifteen years after getting caught up in an armed robbery and taking his own life, the charming carousel barker Billy Bigelow gets a chance to return to earth and make amends. Discovering that his daughter Louise has grown into a lonely, troubled teenager, haunted by her father’s legacy, Billy vows to restore pride to his family.
The cast is lead by Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow) and Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper), 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).
Other parts will be played by Bruce Aguilar Rohan, Thomas Audibert, Will Barratt, Jay Bryce, Danielle Cato, Jacob Chapman, Nolan Edwards, Alexander Evans, Lizzi Franklin, Alice Jane, Tessa Kadler, Hannah Kenna Thomas, Jasmine Leung, Leisha Mollyneaux, Rachel Muldoon, Saori Oda, Kane Oliver Parry, Daniel Perry, Alastair Postlethwaite, Joseph Poulton, Verity Quade, Genevieve Taylor, James Titchener, Adam Vaughan, Matthew Whennell-Clark and Anna Woodside.
Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II . Directed by Lonny Price.
Carousel is presented by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade with English National Opera who have previously presented the critically acclaimed runs of Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel and Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close.
★★★★ The Guardian
Jenkins has it all . . . the looks, the voice and yes, she can act – The Times
Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe rise to the Rodgers and Hammerstein challenge – Daily Telegraph