Plays Directory : Carousel

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein
  • Overview
    At a busy American state fair, the eyes of Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow meet for the first time across the carousel. Compelled to be together despite the obvious class difference, they begin a tentative relationship, not helped by Billy's nasty temper and the interference of his boss at the fair who is clearly jealous. Although Julie is questioned by her close friend Carrie over Billy's suitability, she appears convinced and they set up home together.

    Comic relief is provided by Carrie and her infatuation with the dapper Mr Snow. A bumbling seafarer, Mr Snow however returns her feelings and proposes quickly, much to Carrie's delight. Carries naivety results in a few misunderstandings along the way, including her being carried away over the shoulder over Billy's rougue friend Jigger, but she is always forgiven by her true love. We later meet the newest additions to the Snow clan, all seven of them!

    Tragedy strikes for Julie when Billy's temper flares at the wrong time and he is fatally injured in a brawl, just as Julie tells him that she is expecting their baby. Billy is given a chance to evaluate his life by the Starkeeper, who makes him understand his wrongdoings and get the chance to meet his litle girl. As the child tells her Mother of the meeting, Julie understands that Billy is sorry and is watching over her always.
    A sprawling tale told over twenty years, Carousel is perhaps the most tear-jerking of the R&H musicals.

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7 known characters

14 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Jacqueline Barker
Jacqueline Barker
Costume Maker
2020, costume designer and maker
Auden Theatre
Josh Sanders
Josh Sanders
Actor
2019, Policeman
Queen Elizabeth's School
Stephanie Thomson
2018, Deputy Stage Manager
Lois Poole
Lois Poole
Child Actor
2018, Snow children
Ferneham Hall
Georgia Cowper
Georgia Cowper
Child Actor
2018, One of Mr Snows Children
Grand Theatre Lancaster
Fred Gerle
Fred Gerle
Actor
2018, Starkeeper
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Laurence Coqueral
Laurence Coqueral
Child Actor
2018, Ensemble
Ferneham Hall, Fareham
Emal Saifi
Emal Saifi
Actor
2018, Improvisation - Performer
Theatre Delicatessen
Anna Smith
Anna Smith
Actor
2018, Julie Jordan
Keshini Ranasinghe
Keshini Ranasinghe
Wardrobe Assistant
2017, Dresser
The Colisseum
Rebecca Tipton
Rebecca Tipton
Costume Maker
2017, Costume Maker
Sandy McAlsiter
Sandy McAlsiter
Lighting Designer
2017, Production manager
Sarah Walley
Sarah Walley
Company Manager
2017, Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Palmer Newson
Palmer Newson
Child Actor
2017, Snow child/ Towns child
Coliseum Theatre
Michael Baylis
2017, Chorus
Workhouse Theatre
Sade Bisch
Sade Bisch
Costume Assistant
2017, Dresser
London Coliseum
Susana Colunga
Susana Colunga
Front of House / FOH Assistant
2017, Ensemble
Rhoda McGaw Theatre
Andy Chaplin
Andy Chaplin
Actor
2017, Billy Bigelow
Maikel Bellanco
Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Assistant stage manager
London Coliseum
Derek Hagen
Derek Hagen
Actor
2017, Jigger
London Coliseum

Alternative Names

Carousel!