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PUBLISHED: 12:48 16 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:24 05 July 2010

THE popular amateur dramatic group the Lowestoft Players are counting down the days to their new production Carousel.

The production team and cast are putting the finishing touches to the show ready for the opening night from 7.

THE popular amateur dramatic group the Lowestoft Players are counting down the days to their new production Carousel.

The production team and cast are putting the finishing touches to the show ready for the opening night from 7.30pm at the Marina theatre on Tuesday with the production running until Saturday.

Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel is not exactly new to the Players who first performed the musical in 1981 at the Sparrows Nest theatre and president of the Players, Malcolm Berridge has a real soft spot for a musical that he first saw as a 13-year-old in his native Nottingham, during its first tour in 1952.

“Carousel is one of the first big musicals my parents took me to see. The show starred Edmund Hockeridge in the lead role of Billy and I found it quite inspirational,” he said.

Mr Berridge said he felt that 50 years of the music such as You'll Never Walk Alone, If I Loved You, June is Bustin' Out All Over, Soliloquy, The Carousel Waltz and Mister Snow was still as lovely as it was then.

Lowestoft Players regular John Marjoram plays Billy Bigelow, a rough fairground barker who falls in love and marries Julie Jordan played by Polly Woodward. Over the years the tragic couple suffer various trials before Billy is given the chance to make amends and gain redemption.

Director Karen Carter knows the musical inside out having played the part of Carrie Snow in the 1981 production and for the past six months she has been arranging, organising and preparing the cast for a fresh new look to this classic musical favourite that is Rodgers and Hammerstein at their very best.

Tickets can be booked in advance from the Marina box office on 01502 533200.

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