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Carousel is performed by Barnstaple Musical Comedy

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

TOGETHER: Jonny Biggs as Billy and Kate Sloman as Julie in Carousel

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COLOURFUL merry-go-round of magnificent and memorable music is on offer at the Queen's Theatre this weekend.

Carousel, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, will be performed by Barnstaple Musical Comedy Society.

Set in the deep southern states of the US, the musical will take audience members on a magical journey of sheer nostalgia.

It follows the beautifully tragic story of Billy and Julie whose relationship causes upset and deep antagonism.

Having both lost their jobs due to other people's disapproval, Billy attempts a robbery in order to provide for Julie and their unborn child.

Inevitably it goes horribly wrong and Billy pays the ultimate price.

But it's not over yet. A heavenly friend shows up and Billy is given an opportunity to go back and resolve the problems he left behind.

"Carousel is a truly spellbinding show with a typically wonderful mixture of romance, comedy and heart-wrenching moments of brilliance," said Stu Macmanus of Barnstaple Musical Comedy Society.

"The show is packed full of vibrant musical numbers such as If I Loved You, June Is Bustin' Out All Over and the heartbreakingly beautiful You'll Never Walk Alone.

"So, dust off those cowboy boots and delve in to those southern drawls as we put on this all singing, all dancing extravaganza."

Taking the leading roles will be Jonny Biggs as Billy and Kate Sloman who plays Julie.

"The energy and passion that Jonny and Kate bring to the stage magically ignites the touch paper of this tale of cursed love," added Stu.

"The whole cast capture the imagination and throw you in to a wonderful world of music, drama and laughter.

"Director Jake Goode nough and his team have produced a truly incredible take on this classic show and no one would want to miss it."

Carousel is at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple from Thursday, November 15, until Saturday, November 17, 7pm with a Saturday matinee. Tickets: £13.95 or £10.95 (adult), £9.95 or £7.95 (young person) on 01271 324242.

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  • wendywoo62000  |  November 15 2012, 12:53PM

    I watched this show last night and it was incredible. Once again a flawless performance from this talented company, fabulous scenery, costumes and choreography. All stops pulled out and to leave with a tear in my eye for the right reasons makes me want to watch this all over again. Well done to all.