It has been another complicated year for theatres with venues unable to welcome in-person audiences for more than five months of 2021 and the tail end of the year returning to enforced closure and performance cancellations.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Carousel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up what critics made of this revival of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.
‘Seen through a radical but faithful new lens’: CAROUSEL – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
This production of Carousel may not appeal to all Rodgers and Hammerstein purists; but for those of us who know and love this show unreservedly, I was both thrilled and delighted to see it both through and with completely fresh eyes and ears.
‘Holds a mirror up to today’s Covid-strained circumstances’: CAROUSEL – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Timothy Sheader’s revival of Carousel at the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park has made me reconsider the musical, and the ways difficult subjects can be repositioned, but it hasn’t made me love it any better.
‘Owes more to D.H. Lawrence & Patrick Hamilton than it does to Hollywood’: CAROUSEL – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Taking a hard line on a troublesome musical is smart work and Sheader has given considerable thought to reconfiguring Carousel for twenty-first century audiences.
In a mini-season of nostalgic musicals looking back to mid-twentieth century song and dance styles, Carousel probably least deserves its cosy reputation. While the racial politics and untrammelled heroism of South Pacific is troubling, its love st…
‘A showcase to savour’: The Theatre Channel – Episode 7 (Online review)
The Theatre Cafe, in collaboration with the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, have created this salute to the timeless duo Rodgers and Hammerstein for The Theatre Channel’s Episode 7.
As summer hopefully arrives, Mark Shenton picks out his Top 10 outdoor theatres
This is the time of year when we typically defy Britain’s unpredictable weather and decide that since its summer, we will sit in the outdoors to watch theatre, come rain or come shine (and it’s often the former).
NEWS: Initial casting is announced for Carousel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed the initial principal casting for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel which plays from 31 July to 25 September 2021. Carly Bawden and Declan Bennett play Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow, John Pfumojena plays Enoch Snow, Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding plays Nettie Fowler and Natasha May Thomas plays Louise Bigelow.
NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre confirms its extended 2021 season
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed its 2021 season, including extended runs of Romeo and Juliet (17 June-24 July), directed by Kimberley Sykes, and Carousel (31 July-25 September), directed by Timothy Sheader.
NEWS: Open Air Theatre postpones the remainder of this summer’s season until 2021
The Open Air Theatre will not stage any productions this summer for the first time in nearly 60 years.
NEWS: Open Air Theatre postpones this summer’s Romeo & Juliet until 2021
The Open Air Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet – which was to have started rehearsals in May – has been postponed to the corresponding dates in 2021.
NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2020 season opens with original 101 Dalmatians musical
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2020 season which opens with its first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmatians (16 May to 21 June 2020, press night is 27 May), based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park with book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge.
Joanna Riding & Janie Dee talk Carousel, Follies & friendship
Janie Dee and Joanna Riding are two of the UK’s finest musical theatre performers. At the National Theatre the return of Dominic Cooke’s acclaimed production of Follies currently stars the two actresses.
CD Review: Broadway – Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming’s choices are shrewd and wide-ranging in her Broadway album, embracing the contemporary and the classic in pretty much equal measure whilst demonstrating that style in this repertoire probably has more to do with attitude than technical adjustment. More, but not all.
CD REVIEW: Carousel – 2018 Broadway Cast Recording
This is also a beautifully sung revival of Carousel on Broadway – and even having not seen it I can tell that these terrific artists are truly ‘acting through song’.
ON BROADWAY: ‘a heartbreakingly beautiful interpretation’ of Carousel ★★★★★
This is a heartbreakingly beautiful interpretation of probably the darkest musical to have emerged from Broadway’s Golden Years but, and not unlike The Starkeeper himself, Jack O’Brien has firmly fixed his Carousel in the firmament of 21st-century musical theatre.
ON BROADWAY: A ‘handsome, impeccably cast’ revival of classic Carousel
Cherished classic Carousel returns to Broadway in this handsome, impeccably cast revival.
CAROUSEL – West End
Following on from Lonny Price’s previous successes with Sweeney Todd and of course last year’s Sunset Boulevard, his production of Carousel truly celebrates the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical – but at the sacrifice of creating fully formed characters for the cast to play.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Carousel at London Coliseum
Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins star in Lonny Price’s semi-staged production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s classic musical. But can it win over the critics?
CAROUSEL – West End
Rodgers and Hammerstein considered Carousel to be their finest work. The show is this year’s semi-staged Coliseum offering from Michaels Grade and Linnit and they have laid on a sumptuously sized cast and orchestra that bring a rarely encountered richness to the famed musical.
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