|CAROUSEL - Nov 1978
After the mill girl Julie Jordan marries that handsome carousel barker Billy Bigelow things turn sour for the couple. Billy cannot find a job and he and Julie are forced to live with their cousin Nettie. Billy has taken to using violence against her but Julie continues to love her husband.
In a desperate ploy for money Billy's friend Jigger Craigin convinces Billy to help him assault and rob David Bascombe, the mill owner. After this plan fails Billy kills himself instead of spending the rest of his life in prison. Fifteen years later Billy is allowed one more visit to Earth. He attempts to show his love for his daughter Louise and Julie.
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
First performed on Broadway Apr 19th 1945 Carousel ran for 890 performances.
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|Peter Blow, Graham Bryant, Phil Budd, Bob Calvert, Colin Carter, Nick Carter, Bill Coulstock, John Clark, Dave Durant, John Goldring, Eric Harrop, Alan Jackson, Bob Mordue, Mike Naylor, Jerry Parkes, Tony Peyton-Bruhl, David Peyton-Bruhl, Dave Powell, Dave Rodgers, Dave Salt, Peter Sims, Brian Sweatman, Colin Watts
|Mandy Allen, Sonia Atkinson, Jean Brown, Jennie Dickinson, Carole Gennings, Chris Jones, Cheryl Laws, Linda Smither, Kerry Taylor, Pat Ternouth, Jill Tilt, Daphne Watts
|Producer & Choreographer
|Alan Wilde, Robert Walters, Laurie Upton
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|Jill Derrick, Julie Hall, Brenda Naylor, May Smith, Betty Laws
|Jean Hibbert, Edna McRae
|Eric Tompkinson, Joan Budd