South Pacific – Captioned

Date: 30th July 2020

Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Location: Festival Theatre

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Date: Thu 30 July
Time: 2.30 & 7.30pm
Venue: Festival Theatre
Price: From £10, access discounts available
More info/booking: https://www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/south-pacific

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 EveningI’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 FamilyQuiz and Fiddler on the Roof. Making their Chichester debuts are Gina Beck (MatildaShow BoatThe Phantom of the Opera) as Nellie, Julian Ovenden (Merrily We Roll AlongBBC PromsDownton Abbey) as Emile, Joanna Ampil (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) as Bloody Mary, and Rob Houchen (Les MisérablesThe Light in the Piazza) as Cable.