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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Carousel @ Regents Park Open Air Theatre ...

Last week Andy, Kev, Stuart and I went to see Carousel at London's glitzy Regents Park Open Air Theatre. 

Suffice to repeat what I thought about the show when we saw a production of it at the National Theatre back in 2012. It all still holds true. 

"The singing was excellent, the dancing very good, the acting good, the staging not so good, the plot vile. It's hard to really like a story of a no-good wife beater who knocks up his missus, comes a cropper robbing someone, and then comes back from the afterlife and strikes his teenage child. Standout song was the joyous June is Busting' Out All Over. Sadly the sad You'll Never Walk Alone can't quite shake the Liverpool football club stigma however. 
We enjoyed it - just - but also agree with most critics. 3 stars."

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