CAROUSEL Katherine Jenkins   is making her stage debut opposite opera singer Alfie Boe in the ENO's version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's  landmark musical Carousel which is romantic New England fantasy set both in heaven and on earth.

Jenkins is Julie Jordan, the naive mill-worker who falls in love with hell-raising fairground barker Billy Bigelow played by Boe. Carousel has one of the most melodic scores ever written for the stage, but it harbours a dark, underlying tale that deals with Billy’s domestic abuse. 

Only Fools and Horses and Goodnight Sweetheart star Nicholas Lyndhurst is performing  a non-singing part playing the dual roles of the Starkeeper and minister Dr Seldon in the show. Further casting includes Brenda Edwards (Nettie Fowler), Derek Hagen (Jigger Craigin), Alex Young (Carrie Pipperidge), Gavin Spokes (Enoch Snow), Susan Kyd (Mrs Mullin), Martyn Ellis (Mr Bascombe) and Davide Fienauri (Carnival Boy)with Matthew Whennell-Clark, Bruce Aguilar Rohan, Will Barratt, Jay Bryce, Danielle Cato, Jacob Chapman, Nolan Edwards, Alexander Evans, Lizzi Franklin, Alice Jane, Tessa Kadler, Hannah Kenna Thomas, Jasmine Leung, Leisha Mollyneaux, Rachel Muldoon, Saori Oda, Kane Oliver Parry, Daniel Perry, Alastair Postlethwaite, Joseph Poulton, Verity Quade, Genevieve Taylor, James Titchener, Adam Vaughan, and Anna Woodside.

After premiering on Broadway in 1945, it was  made into a Hollywood film starring Shirley Jones and Gordon McRae. The score includes the classic "Mister Snow", "Soliloquy", "What's the Use of Wond'rin" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".

The production is being produced  by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade and will be semi-staged like Sweeney Todd which starred Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel and  last year’s Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, with a supporting cast, choir and 40 piece  orchestra


show timesMonday-Friday 19:30: Matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 14:30 Running time 170 minutes including an interval


38 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES

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Enhanced sound system via headphones from information desk in the foyer.
One guide dog per performance
Two wheelchair spaces in the stalls, two wheelchair spaces in the dress circle and four wheelchair space in the stalls boxes  Transfer seats for those who are able to transfer out of their wheelchairs, comprising four in the dress circle and six in the balcony
Adapted unisex toilets on four out of five levels of the London Coliseum: basement, stalls, dress circle and balcony