Richmond Operatic Society to stage Carousel musical

Richmond Operatic Society will return to the Georgian Theatre Royal this month with their version of musical Carousel.

The Rogers and Hammerstein classic follows the story of Julie Jordan and her relationship with Billy Bigelow and their daughter Louise.

The story deals with  complex issues of domestic abuse, faith, coming of age and relationships.

Director Suanne Harding said: “I am so honoured to be the director of this multi–Tony Award winning show.

“The cast have worked so hard over the last five months to bring the show to life with beautiful harmonies, dance routines, comedy, and emotion.

“It is certainly a rollercoaster of a show that will keep you engaged throughout.

“Whilst it is viewed as a traditional show, we have worked to modernise to today’s society but still capturing the essence of the traditional Rogers and Hammerstein musical.”

The show will be supported by an eight-piece orchestra lead by musical director Adrian Bramley.

Carousel will be performed at the Georgian Theatre Royal from May 18 to 21 including a matinee on Saturday.

Tickets start from £11 and can be purchased from their website – or by calling 01748 825252.