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South Pacific – Nightly standing ovations!
This sensational production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical has been inspiring standing ovations at the Chichester Festival Theatre where it was created. Now it's transferring to the West End's Sadler's Wells Theatre in 2022 for a strictly limited run.
What's the story behind South Pacific?
The year is 1943 and the US Navy has set up several bases in the Solomon Islands in preparation for an invasion of the Central Pacific. On one island a French planter named Emile de Becque lives. The navy tries to employ him as a scout to spy on the Japanese, and the US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush does her best to persuade him. As war edges closer, their love story unfolds.
About South Pacific
The Chichester Festival Theatre's Artistic Director Daniel Evans, a cast of more than 30 people and a full orchestra are thrilling the critics. This show has all the hallmarks of a smash hit. And it's packed with familiar show tunes including Some Enchanted Evening, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, and Bali Ha'i.
Julian Ovenden plays the Frenchman Emile de Becque, respected for his roles in Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, Merrily We Roll Along, and Grand Hotel. Gina Beck plays the nursing Ensign Nellie Forbush. The remainder of the cast will be announced before long.
South Pacific 2022 is produced by Jamie Wilson, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Gavin Kalin. It's directed by Daniel Evans, with set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, and choreography and movement direction from Ann Yee.
The original Broadway orchestration is by Robert Russell Bennett. The lighting designer is Howard Harrison, and sound design comes from Paul Groothuis. Video design is by Gillian Tan, additional arrangements and Happy Talk orchestration by Theo Jamieson, and the casting director is Charlotte Sutton CDG.
Additional children's casting is by Verity Naughton. Musical Supervisor comes from Nigel Lilley. The Musical Director is Cat Beveridge and there's some fresh new orchestration by David Cullen.
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Playing at Sadlers Wells
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