? THEATRE FAN NEWS ALERT ?
⭐ SOUTH PACIFIC ANNOUNCED FOR CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE – STARRING GINA BECK, JULIAN OVENDEN, JOANNA AMPIL & ROB HOUCHEN ⭐
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific has been announced for the Chichester Festival Theatre, as part of their 2020 season.
The cast includes Gina Beck (Matilda, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera) as Nellie, Julian Ovenden (Merrily We Roll Along, BBC Proms, Downton Abbey) as Emile, Joanna Ampil (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) as Bloody Mary, and Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) as Cable.
1943. On an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, US troops are kicking their heels amid the cacao groves while restlessly waiting for the war to reach them.
Nellie Forbush, a navy nurse from Arkansas, finds herself falling for the French plantation owner, Emile de Becque – a man with a mysterious past. The scheming sailor Luther Billis runs a makeshift laundry to earn a quick buck, but he’s no match for the quick-witted Polynesian Bloody Mary who’s intent on exploiting these foreigners.
When young Princeton graduate Lieutenant Joe Cable is flown in on a dangerous reconnaissance mission, love and fear become entwined as the island’s battle for hearts and minds begins.
This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened in 1949 to huge success, becoming one of Broadway’s longest running hit shows. It boasts one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, featuring songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i.
This new production is directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans whose previous Chichester productions include This Is My Family, Quiz and Fiddler on the Roof.
South Pacific will play at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 6th July – 29th August 2020.
Oh this will be a gorgeous production ?
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Tickets & more info – https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/south-pacific