Nicholas Lyndhurst joins the cast of Carousel

Bafta award-winning actor Nicholas Lyndhurst will return to the West End stage to appear in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (April 7-May 13).

He will play the role of Star Keeper and joins the previously announced Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow) and Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) in the third production of the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO).

Lyndhurst was last seen in the West End in Trevor Nunn’s 2011 production of The Tempest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

He is best known for his classic television series: Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart, After You’ve Gone, Rock & Chips, Butterflies and The Piglet Files.

Featuring the classic songs You’ll Never Walk Alone, If I Loved You, Mister Snow and June is Bustin’ Out All Over, the musical tells the story of carousel barker Billy Bigelow.

Fifteen years after getting caught up in an armed robbery, Billy gets the chance to redeem his past and restore pride to his family.

The musical is at the English National Opera, London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London.