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April 20 @ 7:30 pm - April 22 @ 10:30 pm

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For their 60th Anniversary the Grantham Operatic Society bring you ‘Carousel’, the well-loved musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, creators of ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘South Pacific’ and ‘The King and I’.

Set in New England in the 1970s, ‘Carousel’ is the emotional story of the romance between Billy Bigelow, a barker for a carousel, and Julie Jordan, a young millworker.

The musical opens with Billy and Julie’s first meeting, and follows their brief courtship and marriage, before their relationship turns painful as Billy’s discontentment leads to him lashing out.

When Julie tells Billy that she is pregnant Billy decides he must do the unconscionable to provide for his family, and in doing so may have a devastating effect on those around him.

Principals in Grantham Operatic Society’s Carousal 2017.
John Shepppard as Starkeeper / Dr Seldon, Sue Blair as Mrs Mullins, James Coleman as Billy Bigelow, Kerry Kingston as Julie Jordan, Pippa Stubbs as Carrie Pipperidge and Stephen Blanchard as Jigger Craigin. Not pictured are Helen Gray as Nettie Fowler and Jim Burrows as Enoch Snow.

‘Carousel’ is a heart-rending story of a love that will last even beyond death, told with beautiful music including ‘If I Loved You’, ‘June Is Bustin’ Out All Over’, ‘What’s the Use of Wond’rin’?’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – also known at the Liverpool FC anthem.

The Grantham Operatic Society’s production is directed by Linda Croston with music directed by Jenny Walker.

It is being staged at the Guildhall Arts Centre on 20th to 22nd of April, , evenings at 7-30 and Sat. Mat. at 2-00pm.

Tickets from the Guildhall Box Office



April 20 @ 7:30 pm
April 22 @ 10:30 pm
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