Carousel promo artwork: a ghostly merry-go-round horse is illustrated among swirls of purple and pink smoke; ornate white text reads 'Carousel; You'll never walk alone'; white small print reads 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel; Music by Richard Rodgers; Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the play Liliom by Frerenc Molnár as adapted by Benjamin Glazer; Original Choreography by Agnes De Mille; This amateur production of Carousel is presented subject to arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk' as well as the EMS logo.
Carousel promo artwork: a ghostly merry-go-round horse is illustrated among swirls of purple and pink smoke; ornate white text reads 'Carousel; You'll never walk alone'; white small print reads 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel; Music by Richard Rodgers; Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the play Liliom by Frerenc Molnár as adapted by Benjamin Glazer; Original Choreography by Agnes De Mille; This amateur production of Carousel is presented subject to arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk' as well as the EMS logo.
Performance photo of Carousel: man in 20th century dress stands on wooden crate singing as other men surround and watch tentatively.
Photography by Simon Day
Performance photo from Carousel: man in 20th century dress is bent on one knee singing to, and holding the hands of, a lady in a long dress.
Photography by Simon Day
Performance photo from Carousel: 20th century fishermen on stage. A man points his spear at another man and women hold cups of tea and chat behind them.
Photography by Simon Day
Performance photo from Carousel: two women in grand 20th century dresses sit together at a table smiling and talking. On the table is a colourful bouquet of flowers and a teapot.
Photography by Simon Day
Performance photo from Carousel: men and women in 20th century dress sit/stand in a crescent formation around one lady who is stood with her hands on her hips singing. A sign above them reads:
Photography by Simon Day

Exeter Musical Society present

Carousel

by Rodgers & Hammerstein

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Exeter Musical Society return with the hit Broadway musical Carousel, written by the powerhouse team of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Set in a small coastal town in Maine at the turn of the 20th Century, Carousel explores the tragic romance between a troubled carnival worker and the young woman who gives up everything for her love for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping classic musical score, this story of passion, loss and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that “set the standard for the 20th century musical” (Time Magazine) and would captivate theatregoers for generations to come.

Featuring classic songs such as If I Loved You, June Is Bustin’ Out All Over and of course, the epic anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone, Carousel is firmly regarded as a musical theatre masterpiece.

Exeter Musical Society, formerly Exeter Amateur Operatic Society, is the oldest amateur musical society in Exeter having been formed in 1904. The Society staged its first production. The Pirates of Penzance, at the Royal Public Rooms in 1905. Later the same year the Society moved to the Theatre Royal in Longbrook Street to present a second show, HMS Pinafore.

Apart from the years of the two World Wars the society has produced at least one show annually.

In 1962, the society was given the news that the Theatre Royal was to close, and a new home would be required. For the next two years productions continued at St George’s Hall (now named the Corn Exchange). The society later moved to the ABC Cinema which after a while proved difficult. In 1967 with funding from local entrepreneur George Northcott and the University of Exeter a new purpose-built theatre was opened on its campus. Appropriately named The Northcott Theatre. In 1969 the Society staged The Gondoliers at the Northcott. Then went back to the ABC until it was closed for demolition. So, the society returned to the Northcott Theatre in 1973 which from then on and to this day has become our permanent home. In 2009 Exeter Amateur Operatic Society decided to change its name to Exeter Musical Society to reflect its more modern repertoire.

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