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South Pacific at Chichester Festival Theatre rescheduled to 2021

South Pacific at Chichester Festival Theatre new dates revealed

South Pacific

Chichester Festival Theatre has announced new dates 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.

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It has been rescheduled to Festival 2021 and will run from 5 July – 28 August, with a press night on Tuesday 13 July.

Current ticketholders will be contacted with the option of either exchanging their tickets for the equivalent date next year, at the same price; or they may opt for credit, refund or donation. Any remaining tickets will go on general sale later this summer.

Directed by Daniel Evans, the Festival 2020 cast was due to feature led by Gina Beck, Julian Ovenden, Joanna Ampil and Rob Houchen who its hoped will be able to return for 2021.

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."

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