Opera North - Carousel Reviews
21 April 2021
Eric Greene (Billy Bigelow), Gillene Herbert (Julie Jordan)
Gillene Herbert (Julie Jordan), Eric Greene (Billy Bigelow)
Claire Boulter (Carrie Pipperidge), Joseph Shovelton (Enoch Snow)
Ensemble
Eric Greene (Billy Bigelow)

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No. of reviews: 17

Thoughtful and well-judged
25 Aug 12 / Telegraph
Opera North have done Rodgers and Hammerstein proud with this production
23 Aug 12 / The Oxford Times
Winning performances and strong direction
22 Aug 12 / Londonist
Dark side of a ‘golden era’ classic
22 Aug 12 / Evening Standard
Easily the best Carousel since Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre revival
22 Aug 12 / The Guardian
Musical theatre doesn’t get much better than this
21 Aug 12 / Classical Source
Opera North’s superb production brings out the dark shades in this story
21 Aug 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Rodgers and Hammerstein were far more than mere purveyors of sentiment
20 Aug 12 / Classical Source
Opera North set high standards with its Carousel
25 May 12 / Seen and Heard
Jo Davies has met the challenges, perceptions and mis-perceptions head on
15 May 12 / Opera Britannia
This Carousel is a winner
13 May 12 / The York Press
Opera North's Carousel was an uncomplicated and excellent pleasure
13 May 12 / The Observer
Director Jo Davies has created an enchanting production
13 May 12 / Independent on Sunday
A bright, vivacious and refreshing staging
12 May 12 / Yorkshire Post
Opera North's production does great honour to a rich piece of musical theatre
8 May 12 / Telegraph
The score's lavish original orchestrations come up fresh as paint
8 May 12 / The Guardian
The greatest of musicals? Jo Davies's production makes a convincing case
7 May 12 / The Arts Desk
No matter how you dress it up, Carousel is still a musical
How the money merry-go-round stopped and the arts’ cutback carousel took over.
Production details
Cast
Herbert/Manley, Greene/Simpson/Higham, Boulter/Tynan, Ferrari/Howard, Shovelton, Woodvine, Woodvine, Rouse, Benson
(c) Holmes (d) Davies
Performance dates
2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12(m), 12, 13, 15, 16(m), 16, 17, 18, 19(m), 19, 23, 24(m), 24, 25, 26(m), 26 May, 15, 16, 17, 18(m), 18, 20, 22, 23(m), 23, 24, 25(m), 25, 26, 29, 30(m), 30, 31 August, 1(m), 1, 2(m), 3, 5, 6(m), 6, 7, 8(m), 8, 9, 10, 12(m), 13(m), 13, 14, 15(m), 15 September 2012 (Leeds, Salford Quays and London)
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