Poster CAROUSEL - 1995
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.

Billy Simon Long
Julie Jayne Newell
Mr Snow Alan Finden
Carrie Hayley Smither
Nettie Carolyne King
Jigger Kenton Budd
Louise Kerry Joyce
Doctor/Starkeeper John Haig
Mrs Mullins Carole Gennings
Heavenly Friend Tony Doye
Policeman Lee Stoddart
Mr Bascombe Brian Coshall
Ladies Chorus Catherine Baughan, Jayne Bushnell, Kate Davey, Louise Jones, Val Leopold, Margaret McIntyre, Julie Mitchell, Jacqueline Prentice, Pat Pring, Valerie Simpson, Annie Teahan, Sandra Tucker, Eileen Walker
Sailors Brian Bayford, Brian Coshall, Pete Croucher, Tony Doye, Ian Gardner, John Haig, Alan Jenkins, Cliff Jones, Mike Naylor, Jeff Parkin, Alex Poulton, Steve Reading, Lee Stoddart, Brian Sweatman, Barry Tester
Dancers Caroline Archer, Tanya Bourner, Julia Brown, Alison Dea, Andrea Fallon, Kerry Joyce, Sarah Lockhart, Michelle Simpson, Katryna Townley
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Understudy Producer Alan Jenkins
Stage Manager Colin D Justice
Deputy Stage Manager Ron Lewis
Assistant Stage Managers George Hyde, Frank Watson
Stage Crew Peter Gardner, Ian Matthews, Simon Mewett, Pete Ricketts, Marc Scott, Mike Williams
Head Flyman Vic Simmonds
Fly Crew John Dunston, Kate Evans, Tony Lee-Wright, Norman Price, Mark Wilson
Limes Operators Mandi & Audrey
Sound Mitchell Sound (Steve & Kathy Oldfield)
Lighting Design Theresa Pratt
Property Mistress Sheila Justice
Property Assistants Andrew Oakley, Rachel O'Donovan, Alison Robertson, Emily Street, Julie Williams
Wardrobe Co-ordinator Carole Gennings
Wardrobe Team June Jones, Betty Smith, Linda Smither, Queenie Walker
Wigs and Make-up Christine Wenzel
Wigs and Make-up Assistant Elaine Sinclair
Publicity Sara Allen
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Programme Design & Production Sara Allen, Clare Wallace
Cover Design Guy Smither
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistants Joan Budd, Pat Wallace, Linda Smither, Lee Stoddart
Matrons Daphne Watts, Marion Williams
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Violins Nuala Land, Nicola Rogers, Sarah Jane Cox, Gill Tolliday
Double Bass Stewart Gay
Trumpet Roger Hammond
Flute Helen Walton
Viola Caroline Gould
Clarinet Ian Peters
Cello Nigel McNestrie
Horn Alan Mead
Bassoon Don Lloyd
Oboe Irene Pragnel
Percussion George Race
Accompanist Jean Porter
Trombone Dave Thomas