I’m* back on stage this week, dahhhlings!
Broadly speaking, the plot goes something like this:
Boy meets girl.
Boy falls in love with girl, and she with him.
Boy loses his and girl’s job.
Boy hits girl.
Boy gets girl pregnant.
Boy gets killed in an attempted theft.
Boy comes back as a spirit 15 years later and hits his daughter.**
Hmmmm… Doesn’t sound very promising, does it?
Actually, it is my favourite musical, with an absolutely beautiful score and a heart tugging plot. I thought I’d share some of it with you.
Firstly, one of the most beautiful ‘falling in love’ songs on the stage, ‘If I Loved You‘:
Secondly, an incredible solo where the leading man has to sing (and talk) for seven minutes non-stop, ‘Soliloquy‘:
Finally, a song beloved of Liverpool FC fans, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’:
P.S. You can still catch the show. Performances at 19:30 each evening until Saturday (plus a 14:30 matinee on Saturday). Full price tickets £12. Call 01752 510934.
P.P.S. All clips taken from the 1956 film of Carousel.
* More impressively, so is my sister – in one of the leading roles.
**My favourite weird-but-true description of a plot has to be this: