Carousel Review 2008
Opened 2 Dec 2008
Written: by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Directed: Lindsay Posner
Choreography: Adam Cooper
Cast: Lesley Garrett (Nettie), Jeremiah James (Billy Bigelow), Alexandra Silber (Julie Jordan)
Synopsis: The story of the love affair between Billy Bigelow, a smooth-talking carousel barker, and Julie Jordan, a naïve young mill worker. Songs include The Carousel Waltz, If I Loved You, June is Bustin’ Out All Over and You’ll Never Walk Alone.
What the popular press had to say.....
NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Despite Lindsay Posner’s old-fashioned production I was enchanted." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "I've always thought it a flawed masterwork; and so it proves once again in Lindsay Posner's well-sung revival which holds one's attention until the death of the hero, Billy Bigelow, after which the show ascends into the empyrean and the realms of pseudo-art." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Captivated by maybe the finest score even Rodgers ever produced." LIA MARTLAND for THE STAGE says, "Touching and relatively understated staging...Adam Cooper’s choreography can be disappointingly bland." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Justice has been done to one of the greatest of all musicals."