Morphic Graffiti have announced a “bold new interpretation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel“, which will play at the Arcola Theatre London, from Wednesday 18th June to Saturday 19th July 2014.
Carousel is the second musical from the famous pair of Rodgers and Hammerstein, following after Oklahomah, and opening on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre on 19th April, 1945 The show was voted the best musical of the 20th Century by Time Magazine. Carousel has a timeless score that includes songs such as; If I Loved You, June Is Bustin’ Out All Over, The Carousel Waltz and You’ll Never Walk Alone.
When mill worker Julie Jordan falls for the masculine charms of Billy Bigelow, a chain of events unravels that suggests their destiny is predetermined by the hand of fate. Set on the New England coastline, against the backdrop of the Great Depression, this bold reimagining from Morphic Graffiti charts a story of recklessness, regret and redemption, and illuminates the immediacy of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s heart lifting story; the belief in forgiveness and the power of the human spirit.
Carousel will feature a new acoustic orchestration by Mark Cumberland with musical supervision from renowned orchestrator Larry Blank, who has recently been represented on Broadway by his Tony Award-nominated orchestrations of Catch Me If You Can, The Drowsy Chaperone and White Christmas, as well as Singin’ In The Rain, Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof and The Producers in the West End.
Carousel is directed by Luke Fredericks (Jekyll and Hyde) with choreography by Lee Proud (Hairspray, Leicester Curve), set and costume design by Stewart Charlesworth and lighting design by Catherine Webb. Musical arrangements and orchestrations are by Mark Cumberland, with musical supervision by Larry Blank and musical direction by Andrew Corcoran. Carousel is produced by Morphic Graffiti with creative consultancy by Kim Poster. Casting is by Ben Newsome. Presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.
Casting is to be announced.
Morphic Graffiti is an exciting new venture in theatre production. Founded by Stewart Charlesworth and Luke Fredericks, Morphic Graffiti works alongside leading theatre industry practitioners to create inventive and inspiring productions, and innovative reimaginings of classic works.
Wednesday 18th June to Saturday 1st July 2014
24 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL
Press Night: Monday 23rd June, 7.30pm
Performance Times: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm
Tickets: £21 (£19 cons), Previews £15, Pay What You Can Tuesdays
Box Office: 020 7503 1646
Monday 24th March 2014