Carousel

music by Richard Rodgers, book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 30 May 2022 - 3 Jun 2022
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Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play "Liliom", as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer with original choreography by Agnes de Mille
This amateur production of CAROUSEL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. 

Set in a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, this classic show features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most iconic songs, including “If I Loved You”, “Mister Snow”, “June Is Bustin Out All Over” and the iconic “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Richard Rodgers once wrote that of all the musicals he collaborated on, Carousel was his personal favourite, owing to its timeless score and the variety of complex themes explored.

The story tells of roguish carnival barker Billy Bigelow and mill worker Julie Jordan, who meet and fall in love. After a time, desperation leads to Billy committing crimes in order to provide for his family, with potentially tragic consequences. A secondary plot concerns the blossoming romance of mill worker Carrie Pipperidge and the ambitious fisherman Enoch Snow. 

Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust are delighted to be returning to the Minack Theatre, following their 2018 production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which won the coveted ‘Minack Trophy’.