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Opens: 15/08/2012 Closes: 15/09/2012 Barbican, LondonWildly uncool though it might be to admit to liking them, the appeal of Rodgers and Hammerstein endures, and Opera North have smashed it with their take on Carousel, which stops at the Barbican before it crosses the Channel. Last year it was voted best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine - and presumably not just by grandmas and children. For more information visit: http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=12876 Buy: https://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing/performancelist.asp?shoid=34205
Guardian“Beautifully staged... ” Even if I craved a bit more textual clarity in the big ensemble numbers, this is easily the best Carousel since Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre revival nearly 20 years ago...
Exeunt“Difficult to imagine a stronger production...” Proves that it’s undoubtedly one of the all-time greats in any genre and an evening of tremendous intelligence, empathy and pure class bustin’ out all over...
Whatsonstage.com“A great evening...” Superbly sung; it’s worth saying that the sound balance at the Barbican is perfect, unaffected by the crude amplification that blights so many musical theatre performances these days...
Financial Times“A superb production...” Delicately brings out the dark shades in the story from the outset. You notice here just how many songs are about time, about hopes, dreams and possibilities...
Evening Standard“A brooding, sophisticated piece...” Still, it would be to everyone’s benefit if we could be made to care a little more about the doomed romance at the show’s centre...
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