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We chat to Carousel's Gemma Sutton and Tim Rogers

The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic opens at the Arcola this evening

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Gemma Sutton stars as Julie Jordan with Tim Rogers as Billy Bigelow in the forthcoming revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel at the Arcola Theatre.

The cast also features Amanda Minihan as Nettie Fowler, Vicki Lee Taylor as Carrie Pipperidge, Joel Montague as Enoch Snow, Valerie Cutko as Mrs Mullin, Richard Kent as Jigger Craigin, Paul Hutton as The Starkeeper, Susanna Porter as Louise and Michael Carolan as Enoch Snow Jr. Completing the company are Joseph Connor, Katrina Dix, Anton Fosh and Charlotte Gale.

Gemma Sutton most recently appeared in Blues In The Night at Hackney Empire. Other recent credits include Drunk at the Bridewell Theatre, Roxie Hart in Chicago at Leicester Curve and Amber in the UK tour of Hairspray.

Tim Rogers was last seen on stage as the title role in Morphic Graffiti's production of Jekyll and Hyde at the Union Theatre. Other credits include the UK tour of Aspects of Love, and Whistle Down the Wind at the Palace Theatre.

Carousel tracks the tragic New England love story of fast-talking carousel barker Billy Bigelow and naïve mill worker Julie Jordan.

The score includes "If I Loved You", "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and the iconic anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone".

The production runs at the east London venue from 23 June to 19 July 2014.