Famous American musical is returning to Leeds

Opera North's production of Carousel.
Opera North's production of Carousel.
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The classic American musical Carousel will dance its way back on to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre next year.

Opera North’s hit production of the musical, which was composed by the legendary Broadway partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, will run in the city from May 13 to 23.

The show, set in a tight-knit fishing community on the New England shoreline, arrives in Leeds following a sell-out run at the Theatre du Chatelet, in Paris.

Directed by Jo Davies, it brings the New England community to life with joyous choreography, a full orchestra and chorus, and a classically-trained cast, including Keith Higham as Billy Bigelow, Gillene Butterfield as Julie Jordan, and Yvonne Howard as Nettie.

The production of the famous show, which first debuted at the Majestic Theatre in New York in 1945, last wowed the crowds in Leeds in May 2012.

For tickets and further information visit www.leedsgrandtheatre.com or call 0844 8482700.

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