Friday, April 2

South Pacific at Chichester Festival Theatre announces July opening starring Gina Beck and Julian Ovenden

Chichester Festival Theatre is due to reopen in July with Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning South Pacific with Daniel Evans directing  Gina Beck (Nellie Forbush), Julian Ovenden (Emile de Becque), Joanna Ampil (Bloody Mary), Keir Charles (Luther Billis) and Rob Houchen (Joe Cable) with  Iroy Abesamis, Carl Au, Rosanna Bates, David Birrell, Taylor Bradshaw, Bobbie Chambers, Danny Collins, Shailan Gohil, Adrian Grove, Zack Guest, Matthew Maddison, Sera Maehara (as Liat), Melissa Nettleford, Kate Playdon, Pierce Rogan and Clancy Ryan.

Set  on an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean during the Second World War, the musical features classic  songs including  "Some Enchanted Evening" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair". 

The show runs from 5th July to 4th September 2021 with one performance of the show  each week  socially distanced. There will be a Dementia Friendly performance on 1 September at 2.30pm. South Pacific will go on sale with a reduced capacity auditorium (approximately 900 instead of  1300), which will be increased if restrictions permit. It will also be streamed for remote audiences, with dates to be revealed.

The set and costume designer is Peter McKintosh with Ann Yee as choreographer and movement director.  Musical direction is by Cat Beveridge, with musical supervision by Nigel Lilley, orchestrations by David Cullen, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Paul Groothuis with additional arrangements by Theo Jamieson.

Priority booking is now open.  Public booking opens on Tuesday 6th  April at 10.00 am

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