Wednesday, April 20

South Pacific News

As previously mentioned, ex-EastEnders actress Samantha Womack will play Nellie Forbush and Tony winner Paulo Szot is set to reprise his Lincoln Center role as Emile de Becque in the tour of South Pacific which opens at the Barbican Centre on 15th August. de Becque will only perform for the Barbican run and will share the role with Welsh National Opera star Jason Howard

Daniel Koek  is playing Lt Cable, Loretta Ables Sayre will come to London to reprise Bloody Mary and Alex Ferns (Nathan Detroit in the Donmar's Guys and Dolls) will play Luther Billis.

South Pacific is a huge production with a cast of 40. It is being brought to the UK by the entire Lincoln Center creative team led by director Bartlett Sher, with musical staging by Christopher Gattelli, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer, musical direction by Ted Sperling and original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett

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