Following the start of performances on July 31, the Regent’s Park Open Air Theater production of Carousel will officially open on August 9. The production, directed by artistic director Timothy Sheader, is set to perform outdoors until September 25.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic stars Carly Bawden (Romantic Anonymous) like Julie Jordan and Declan Bennett (Jesus Christ Superstar) like Billy Bigelow with John Pfumojena (Do you still love me) as Enoch Snow, winner of Olivier Joanna Riding (My beautiful lady, Carousel) as Nettie Fowler, Natasha May Thomas as Louise Bigelow, Brendan Charleson as Mr. Bascombe, Jo Eaton-Kent as Mrs. Mullin, Sam Mackay as Jigger Craigin, Ediz Mahmut as Young Enoch and Christina Modestou as Carrie Pipperidge.
Take a first look at Carousel at the open-air theater in Regent’s Park
The set includes Chanelle Jasmine Anthony, Craig Armstrong, William Atkinson, Shay Barclay, Sarah Benbelaid, Chrissy Brooke, Jack Butterworth. Madeline Charlemagne, Freya Field, Sebastian Goffin, Amie Hibbert, Tim Hodges, Lukas Hunt, Tessa Kadler Emily Langham, Lindsay McAllister, Matthew McKenna, Jack Mitchell, Charlotte Riby, Lisa Ritchie, Christopher Tendai and Daisy West with children Raphael Baron Cohen, Olivia Bart-Plange, Desmond Cole, Siahra Edmonson, Skye Hall, Matilda Hamilton, Jonah Herron, Isa Jones, Elliot Langley-Aybar, Maia, Jasmine Nyenya, Kelly Orbase, Jude O’Sullivan-Whiting, Nooh Rauf and Albie Salter.
Production includes choreography by Drew McOnie, set and costume design by Tom Scutt, costume design by Molly Einchcomb, lighting design by Aideen Malone, sound design by Nick Lidster, arrangements, orchestrations and musical supervision by Tom Deering, the fight directed by Kate Waters, intimate support by Ingrid Mackinnon and wig, hair and makeup design by Susanna Peretz. The cast is by James Orange and Verity Naughton.
With Carousel, Regent’s Park Open Air Theater supports the work of Refuge, an organization committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls are not tolerated and where women and children can live safely. They support more than 6,500 women and children every day, with the aim of giving them the means to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. Regent’s will support the organization through marketing of the theater, on its website and in its programs.