Small screen favourite Nicholas Lyndhurst will return to the West End stage for the first time since 2011 to join the previously announced Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins in the much-anticipated Carousel at the London Coliseum in April.
Last seen in on the London stage in Trevor Nunn’s 2011 production of The Tempest, the much-loved star of comedy gold Only Fools and Horses will play the heavenly Star Keeper alongside Boe’s tragic Billy Bigelow and Jenkins’ wholesome Julie Jordan in the semi-staged production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.
The third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera, Carousel will be directed by Lonny Price.
A limited season of 41 performances will begin on 7 April and end on 13 May with a press night on 11 April.
ENO’s award winning 40-piece orchestra and chorus, conducted by David Charles Abell, will accompany the cast.
Further casting includes Brenda Edwards (Nettie Fowler), Derek Hagen (Jigger Craigin), Alex Young (Carrie Pipperidge), Gavin Spokes (Enoch Snow), Susan Kyd (Mrs Mullin), Martyn Ellis (Mr Bascombe) and Davide Fienauri (Carnival Boy).
Other parts will be played by Bruce Aguilar Rohan, Thomas Audibert, Will Barratt, Jay Bryce, Danielle Cato, Jacob Chapman, Nolan Edwards, Alexander Evans, Lizzi Franklin, Alice Jane, Tessa Kadler, Hannah Kenna Thomas, Jasmine Leung, Leisha Mollyneaux, Rachel Muldoon, Saori Oda, Kane Oliver Parry, Daniel Perry, Alastair Postlethwaite, Joseph Poulton, Verity Quade, Genevieve Taylor, James Titchener, Adam Vaughan, Matthew Whennell-Clark and Anna Woodside.
Carousel is presented by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade with English National Opera who have previously produced the critically acclaimed seasons of Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel and Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close. The GradeLinnit Company is also producing the eagerly awaited 42nd Street which is due to open in March at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Tickets for Carousel are available HERE.