14 - 24 November 2007
Director: Andy Reiss
Musical director: Trevor Defferd
Choreographer: Caroline Ferguson
The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 3:00 pm
Created by one of musical theatre’s legendary partnerships, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel presents a dramatic storyline and beautiful score that never fails to stir the emotions.
In New England, USA, fairground worker Billy Bigelow meets the innocent Julie Jordan. Their mutual attraction eventually develops into a powerful love, which is tragically cut short as Billy, in a desperate attempt to find money to support their unborn child, is tempted into an ill-fated robbery. Upon entering Heaven, Billy is given a chance to revisit his life and make amends…
From the rousing “Carousel Waltz”, to the emotional “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “If I Loved You”, plus lusty chorus numbers such as “June is Bustin’ out all Over”, the show contains some beautiful melodies that will inspire you, make you laugh and move you to tears.
New director to BATS, Andy Reiss was the resident director for the first national tour of Les Misérables and promises to deliver a powerful interpretation of this classic musical.
Box office tel: 01256 844244
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"An excellent production where the marriage between the talent on stage and the team that led them paid off dividends."
Newbury Weekly News - Read full review
Gary J. Myers
Enoch Snow Jnr
Female chorus: Kirsty Bennet, Trudi Bevan, Cerys Byrne, Katy German, Lesley German, Sue Harris,
Kirsty Harrison, Sarah Jeffery, Wendy Knight, Jean Leadbeatter, Kristian Lopez, Jillian McMillan,
Abigail Parsons, Libby Stockel, Chloe Such, Zoe Tame, Lydia Thomson, Sally Towle, Myra Ward
Male chorus: Richard Bond, Nick Brannam, Gerry Frawley, Bryn Hughes, Luke Ruffell, Ian "Spud" Smith, Colin Webb, Stephen Westwood, Robert Wilson
Children: , Lily Keep, Dylan Langley, Alice Marshall, Emily Marshall, George Hinson, Alyssia Kershaw,
Zoe Morris, Luke Sawyer, Izzie Stevens
Director Andy Reiss
Musical DirectorTrevor Defferd
Assistant to the Director
Simon Berridge, Debbie Birkett, Peter Brenchley, Ruth Cheeseman, Marc Chapman, Jo Dell,
Matt Green, Matt Harding, Stuart Macintosh,
Craig Saunders, Dave Scanlan, Anthony Ward, Martin Webb, Josh Young
Lighting & Sound
Viking Stage Lighting
Scenic and Property Hire
Di Annakin, Steve Jeffery, Lorraine Mitchell, Spencer Niezgoda, Paul Sacrey, Keith Shergold
Siobhan Chapman and Lesley German
"Big Wigs" trading at Edward James Cutting Rooms, Basingstoke, BATS wardrobe
Elizabeth Flaherty, Jim Welling
Marketing and Sales Officer
Marketing and Sales Team
Rita Duncanson, Tracey Gonzato, Sue Harris, Steve Jeffery, Clare Ryan
Sue Harris, David Chadwick, Steve Jeffery
Programme CreationBryn Hughes and Laura Hunt
Music by Richard Rodgers. Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the play ‘Lilom’ by Ferenc Molnar, as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer. Original dances by Agnes de Mille.
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of R&H Theatricals.