Poster CAROUSEL - March 2003
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 Bigelow Paul Tully
Julie Jordan Jane Pegler
Enoch Snow John-Paul McCrohon
Carrie Pipperidge Kerry Bourner
Nettie Fowler Jan Mather
Jigger Craigin Jonathan Shirlaw
Louise Bigelow Kimberley Joyce
Doctor/Starkeeper Tom Hudson
Mrs Mullins Carole Gennings
Heavenly Friend Bill Price
Policeman Chris Clarke
Mr Bascombe Tony Collins
Ladies Chorus Sonia Atkinson, Sally Brandon, Shelley Brandon, Claire Broadley, Karyn Galloway, Lesley Hasker, Yvonne Jenkins, Val Leopold, Abby Phillips, Caroline Potter, Trish Pring, Sue Rourke, Linsay Smith, Linda Smither, Stephanie Treagust, Sandra Tucker, Eileen Walker, Sue Wright
Gentlemen's Chorus Chris Clarke, Tony Collins, Mick Cooper, Irvine Forbes, Ian Gardner, Steve Guermonprez, Ian Hanney, Dave Harkness, Glen Harvey, Ron Hasker, Tom Hudson, John McLaughlin, Mike Naylor, Bill Price, Steve Reading, Dennis Redding
Dancers Caroline Archer, Heidi Beck, Tanya Bourner, Julia Brown, Julie Davies, Alison Dea, Charlotte Engall, Shelley Hill, Kimberley Joyce, Kate Langrish, Sarah Lockhart, Peta Mewett, Kerry Partridge, Carole Perrott, Alice Phillpot, Rachel Potts, Suzi Ruffell, Soraya Scrivener
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Assistant Choreographer Sara Harkness
Stage Director Colin D Justice
Stage Manager Michael Williams
Stage Crew Vic Bolton, Dave Churcher, Paul Cross, Pete Langrish, Roy Luke, Suzi Marsh, George Phillpot, Tom Potts, Peter Price, Simon Roe, Marc Scott, Sandra Whitmore-Jones
Head Flyman Jason Smith
Fly Crew Kate Evans, Paul Hodge, Steve Naylor, Norman Price
Sound Mitchell Sound (Steve & Kathy Oldfield)
Lighting Design Lee Stoddart
Property Mistress Amanda Knight
Property Assistants Sheila Stoddart, Patricia Oliver, Julia Phillpot
Wardrobe Co-ordinator Carole Gennings
Wardrobe Assistant Maureen Francis
Hair and Make-up Christine Wenzel
Hair and Make-up Assistant Marion Williams
Publicity Steve Guermonprez, Caroline Archer
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Programme Design & Production Holbrooks Printers
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistant Pat Wallace
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Violins Nuala Land, Matt Denison, Gerry Salway, Verity Steele
Viola Alan Barr
Cello Nigel McNestrie
Bass Alan Ham
Trumpets Roger Hammond, Peter Pring
Flute Helen Walton
Clarinets Colin Campbell, Mandy Moffot
Horn Allan Mead
Oboe Irene Pragnell
Trombone Gareth Llewelyn
Percussion George Race
Ketboards Jean Porter