Carousel Reviews - Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Regent's Park

Seating Plan


(10 mins) Exit onto Marylebone Road and turn left. Past Madame Tussauds turn left into York Gate and follow York Bridge to the end. Pass through the large gates into the park and walk straight until you reach the theatre on your left.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 7 review(s)


Latest Review: "Glorious, thank you! Even though Katherine had a chest infection, there was no evidence. Beautiful ..."

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    Tuesday, 9th May 2017 by Gidge

Glorious, thank you! Even though Katherine had a chest infection, there was no evidence. Beautiful performances from everyone.

    Friday, 5th May 2017 by IMW

Not the best Carousel I've ever seen (May 2nd) but very enjoyable. Katherine Jenkins is excellent, but Alfie Boe lacks the physical presence for Billy Bigelow, and his singing lacks colour and dramatic variation. Listen to some of the great American performers, some with half the voice, to understand just how much character and feeling is missing. The real stars for me were the chorus. A wonderful Clam Bake, and Blow High, Blow Low, so often a rather weak spot in the evening, was almost the highlight.

    Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 by Brian Rockell

Top class music...but we knew that. Good singers.....yes indeed, all of them. Choreography...not self explanatory enough,couldn't understand it and the dancing was unable to stand alone, it was quite undemanding.

Lavish isn't and as for those sears in the balcony, I could have done with the story ending at the suicide.

    Wednesday, 19th Apr 2017 by Wendy Edwards

We went on the 18th not knowing K Jenkins was not performing quite honestly we did not miss her her replacement was excellent and the cast seemed very together loved you Alfie B and the bandmaster.

Did think in a five week performance it was rather off of K Jenkins to have night off

    Sunday, 9th Apr 2017 by John Olliff-Cooper

April 7th. What a wonderful production. Katherine Jenkins absolutely nails it playing Julie, with a perfectly measured vocal performance, and surprisingly good acting. Alfie Boe was good too, although his vocal performance could do with a little more subtlety and variation - operatic loud isn't always appropriate. (Check Gordon Macrea on You Tube, Alfie.) The ENO crew were brilliant, as you'd expect. I'd go again just for Jenkins, who was a revelation. Her If I Loved You, left me with embarrassingly wet cheeks. 5/5 without doubt.

    Sunday, 9th Apr 2017 by Judith Coote

Alfie Boe was fantastic what a musical theatre artist he is . Cast were great and brought back memories of the original soundtrack from many years ago.

Katherine Jenkins was good but Alfie Boe stole the show and why Katherine Jenkins had to come out last at the end as the star of the show I don't know as Boe was most definitely the star.

If you love musicals then this is for you

    Sunday, 9th Apr 2017 by Lesley m

I highly recommend this show, I could easily point out out how fabulous Katherine Jenkins and Alife Boe are but the whole cast deserve praise, a sheer joy, although a few tears were shed!

Mustn't forget to mention the ENO orchestra who were fabulous.

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Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 31st July 2020
Booking Until: Saturday, 19th September 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Age Restriction: As a sung-through musical with a playing time of approximately 2hr 50mins (including the interval), Carousel is likely to be most suitable for secondary school age and over. Further information and synopsis can be found by searching online for ‘Carousel Musical’. It remains the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of the show for their own child. In any event, children under the age of 4 will not be admitted to the venue.
Important Info: Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the Weather Policy.