Chichester Festival Theatre has announced dates and online streaming for its production of South Pacific.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific was due to be the musical centrepiece of Chichester’s Festival 2020 until its cancellation due to the ongoing theatre shutdown.
It has been rescheduled to Festival 2021 and will run from 5 July – 4 September – as well as streaming online.
Tickets for in-person performances are available online here. Details about the online stream are to be announced.
Directed by Daniel Evans, the cast will feature Gina Beck (Nellie Forbush), Julian Ovenden (Emile de Becque), Joanna Ampil (Bloody Mary), Keir Charles (Luther Billis) and Rob Houchen (Joe Cable).
They’re joined by 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.
A synopsis of the show from Chichester Festival Theatre reads: “With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener, 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.”