Ware Musical Theatre



Tuesday 1st March 2011 to Saturday 5th March 2011
Hertford Theatre

Author By Rogers & Hammerstein
Directed by John Hebden
Photos by Steve Beeston

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.


Carrie PipperidgeIsobel Bates
Julie JordanFiona Wilkie
Mrs MullinAndrea Graves
Billy BigelowCraig Berry
Jigger CraiginMick Wilson
1st PolicemanSimon Latter
David BascombeMartyn Broyd
Nettie FowlerJoanna Tripp
Enoch SnowStephen Cooper
ArminyKaty Bovaird
2nd PolicemanPaul Long
CaptainRoger Taylor
Heavenly FriendJenny Reynolds
StarkeeeperDavid Ronco
LouiseEmma Tripp
PrincipalAlex Alma
Dr.SeldonDavid Ronco


Musical DirectorChristoper Tilbury
ChoreographerChris Cuming
Stage ManagerNik Mayes
MakeupCelia Lawrence & team
Front Of House ManagerJohn Davis
Rehearsal PianistBarbara Manning
CostumesTony Brett, Costume Store
SceneryPaul Lazell, HDOS
PropertiesMembers & friends
PropertiesLynne Warrilow, Melanie Hart
PropertiesHazel Fisher, Anne Warner
WardbrobeDebbie Rudgley
Sound AssistantJohn Allison
Sound DesignTom Pickering
Lighting OperatorTyler Baxter
Lighting DesignPhil Hamilton
Call DeskSue Hantke
Programme AdvertisingJenny Reynolds