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This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.


Based on the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical of the same name, it contains what many critics consider to be some of the pair’s most beautiful songs – no small feat, as they wrote a string of hits from ‘Oklahoma!’ to ‘The King and I’.

The story revolves around Billy Bigelow (Gordon Macrae), a rough-talking macho carousel barker, and Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), a young mill worker living in a small town in Maine. They fall in love, but after they are both fired from their jobs, struggle to remain afloat. Years later, following a tragic accident, Billy is given a chance to redeem himself.

An unusually serious and exploratory musical, ‘Carousel’ juxtaposes elements of realism with pure fantasy alongside its lovely songs, and is led by newcomer Jones and singer-actor MacRae with wonderful chemistry and charisma.