Watch Julian Ovenden, Gina Beck, Joanna Ampil and Rob Houchen sing a medley of songs from South Pacific.
The cast of South Pacific recently met up at the Ivy in London and couldn’t resist the opportunity to get round the piano. Who knew Julian Ovenden could play the piano?
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of South Pacific will open at Manchester Opera House on 16 July 2022 ahead of a summer season at Sadler’s Wells in London from 27 July to 28 August 2022. The show will then play a limited 10-week UK and Ireland Tour visiting Dublin, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Canterbury. Tickets are on sale here.
Chichester’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans, will once again direct Julian, Gina, Rob, Joanna and Sera as they reprise the roles they played to enormous critical and audience acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in the summer of 2021.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC stars Julian Ovenden as Emile de Becque alongside Gina Beck as Ensign Nellie Forbush, Rob Houchen as Lieutenant Joseph Cable, Joanna Ampil as Bloody Mary, Sera Maehara as Liat and Lee Ross as Luther Billis. They are joined by David Birrell as Captain George Brackett, Stephen John Davis as Commander William Harbison, Antoine Murray-Straughan as Stewpot, Charlie Waddell as Professor and Olly Christopher as Sergeant Johnson.
This powerful love story, set on a South Pacific Island during World War ll is brought thrillingly to life with a sensational cast of over thirty and a full orchestra in this epic new five-star production. This Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical boasts one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, and features songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” and “Bali Ha’i”.