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Carousel – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein Music: Richard Rodgers Director: Jo Davies Reviewer: Lu Greer   Carousel, originally written in 1945, tells the story of the ill-fated romance of Billy Bigelow (Keith Higham) and Julie Jordan (Gillene Butterfield). Soon after the two meet they find themselves out of work with Julie pregnant and Billy, seeing no other choice, turns to crime to try ...

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Carousel – The Grand, Leeds

Music and Lyrics: Rodgers &Hammerstein Director: Jo Davies Reviewer: Janet Jepson ‘You’ll never walk alone’ isone of the most moving and uplifting songs ever written. It is dusted off and employed in many contexts to bring hope and inspiration, sittingperfectly within Carousel, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. In fact the message that there is always someone, either in this world ...

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Opera North: Mozart Requiem – Town Hall, Leeds

Conductor: Jac Van Steen Reviewer: Rich Jevons What a treat to actually see the Orchestra of Opera North for once, given they are usually in the orchestra pit and not visible from the stalls, and looking resplendent they are certainly worth the wait! The evening kicks off with Wagner’s ‘Prelude to Act 1’ of Lohengrin and a soft, gently enticing ...

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Medea – ENO at the Coliseum, London

Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier Libretto: Thomas Corneille Director: David McVicar Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:4.5] The English National Opera’s production of Charpentier’s Medea has been eagerly awaited and David McVicar’s heavily stylised interpretation played to a packed Coliseum. This mythical Greek tragedy, with its horrific climax so well known in the canon, proving to be a fable that when told by such ...

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