Alfie Boe

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel in the West End next year.

The five week run – comprising 41 performances at London’s English National Opera Theatre – will begin on 7th April and finish on 13th May 2017. 

Singer and actor Alfie Boe will play the role of Billy Bigelow and singer/songwriter Katherine Jenkins will star as Julie Jordan.


Carousel, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, follows the story of Billy Bigelow, who after getting caught up in an armed robbery and taking his own life, gets a chance to return to earth and make amends for his mistakes. 

On discovering that his daughter Louise is living a troubled life, haunted by his legacy, Billy vows to restore his family’s pride.

The musical will feature a 40-piece orchestra and chorus and will be directed by Lonny Price.

Tickets for the show will go on sale on 30th November. More details including full cast lists are still to be announced.

The English National Opera Theatre often offers group rates. Group travel organisers can find out more by calling 020-7845 9300 or e-mailing

Additional information

Alfie Boe is an English tenor and actor who has previously played Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables, as well as for the show’s 25th anniversary concert and on Broadway. 

The production of Carousel will be the first time that he and Katherine Jenkins will perform together on the West End.

Katherine Jenkins is a lyric mezzo soprano singer and songwriter who will be making her West End debut in Carousel as Julie Jordan.

Lonny Price, meanwhile, has directed many West End shows including Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close,  Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson, and Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton.

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