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
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935




PRESS Reviews

"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

Production Photos


Carie Pepperidge
Clare Ryan

Julie Jordan
Charlotte Barnes

Mrs. Mullin
Siobhan Chapman

Billy Bigelow
David Allard

Kristian Lopez

David Bascombe
Richard Bond

Nettie Fowler
Rita Duncanson

Enoch Snow
Gary J. Myers

Jigger Craigin
Robert Wilson

Colin Webb

Heavenly Friend
Abigail Parsons

Gerry Frawley

Lydia Thomson

Enoch Snow Jnr
Nick Brannam

Carnival Boy
Bryn Hughes

Katy German

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

Creative team

Director Andy Reiss

Musical DirectorTrevor Defferd

Caroline Ferguson

Assistant to the Director
Lesley German

Production Manager
Simon Waller

Stage Manager
Nick Horsey

Stage Crew
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

Scenery Hire
Scenic and Property Hire

Props Coordinator
Graeme Duncanson

Props Manufacture
Mike McKeown

Props Team
Di Annakin, Steve Jeffery, Lorraine Mitchell, Spencer Niezgoda, Paul Sacrey, Keith Shergold

Wardrobe Coordinator
Abigail Parsons

Wardrobe Team
Siobhan Chapman and Lesley German

BATS Wardrobe

"Big Wigs" trading at Edward James Cutting Rooms, Basingstoke, BATS wardrobe

Elizabeth Flaherty, Jim Welling

Marketing and Sales Officer
Bryn Hughes

Marketing and Sales Team
Rita Duncanson, Tracey Gonzato, Sue Harris, Steve Jeffery, Clare Ryan

Show Photographs
David Hosie

Publicity Photographs
Sue Harris, David Chadwick, Steve Jeffery

Programme CreationBryn Hughes and Laura Hunt

Licensing information

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.

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