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The Carousel

By: Jennifer Tremblay

Promotional image for The Carousel showing Maureen Beattie in a red dress lying on the floor.

The Carousel

By: Jennifer Tremblay

Translated by: Shelley Tepperman

Directed by: Muriel Romanes

Nothing can stop the carousel. While driving to her dying mother’s bedside, a woman calls upon the spirit of her dead grandmother. So begins a quest through a labyrinth of memories. The Carousel is a journey that shatters the certainties of a woman marked by a pitiless landscape. Ultimately, joy prevails, in a final ride on the carousel.

The Carousel is the second part in Jennifer Tremblay’s powerful and evocative trilogy which also includes The List and The Deliverance. It stars Maureen Beattie and has the same creative team behind the production as for The List, including director Muriel Romanes and design by renowned Scottish artist John Byrne.

Awards for The Carousel

  • Scotsman Fringe First Award 2014
  • Nominated for a Flying Artichoke Award

The Carousel toured in 2014 and featured at that year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was also presented as part of Jennifer Tremblay’s full trilogy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.

The Carousel is supported by Creative Scotland.

"a complex and moving story with a compelling performance throughout"

by Broadway Baby

“a stunning turn from Maureen Beattie”

by The Times

"Beattie’s performance is again remarkable"

by FringeGuru

"a gripping hour"

by British Theatre Guide


  • Maureen Beattie

Creative Team

  • Jennifer Tremblay


  • Shelley Tepperman


  • Muriel Romanes


  • John Byrne


  • Philip Pinsky

    Sound Designer/Composer

  • Jeanine Byrne

    Lighting Design

  • Roland Fraser


  • Celie Byrne


  • Claire Willoughby

    Assistant Director

Tour History