Full Casting Announced for New Production of Carousel at London's Arcola Theatre
07 May 2014
Full casting has been announced for Morphic Graffiti's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel that will begin performances June 18 at London's Arcola Theatre, prior to an official opening June 23, for a run through July 19.
Luke Fredericks will direct a cast that will be led by Gemma Sutton as Julie Jordan and Tim Rogers as Billy Bigelow. Also in featured roles are Amanda Minihan as Nettie Fowler, Vicki Lee Taylor as Carrie Pipperidge, Joel Montague as Enoch Snow, Valerie Cutko as Mrs. Mullin, Richard Kent as Jigger Craigin, Paul Hutton as The Starkeeper, Susanna Porter as Louise and Michael Carolan as Enoch Snow Jr.
The cast also includes Joseph Connor, Katrina Dix, Anton Fosh and Charlotte Gale.
Sutton was recently seen in Blues In The Night at Hackney Empire and Drunk at the Bridewell Theatre. Other recent credits include Roxie Hart in Chicago at Leicester's Curve, Amber in the U.K. tour of Hairspray and covering the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre.
Rogers has appeared in the U.K. tour of Aspects of Love and Whistle Down the Wind at the Palace Theatre. He starred in the title roles of Jekyll and Hyde at the Union Theatre, also produced by Morphic Graffiti.
The production is choreographed by Lee Proud, with set and costume design by Stewart Charlesworth and lighting design by Catherine Webb. A new acoustic orchestration and musical arrangements are by Mark Cumberland, with musical supervision by Larry Blank and musical direction by Andrew Corcoran. Carousel is produced by Morphic Graffiti with creative consultancy by Kim Poster.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.