Daniel Evans's production of South Pacific to Manchester, Sadler's Wells and tour in 2022

Sera Maehara as Liat in South Pacific (Photo: Johan Persson)

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC



The production opens at Manchester Opera House on 16 July 2022 ahead of a season at Sadler’s Wells, London from 27 July to 28 August 2022 (with a press night on 4 August 2022) followed by a limited 10-week UK and Ireland Tour visiting Dublin, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Canterbury. 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. 

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

Daniel Evans’s exhilarating, critically-acclaimed Festival 2021 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific will open at Manchester Opera House (16 – 23 July) before a strictly limited London season at Sadler’s Wells from 27 July – 28 August (press night: 4 August). Julian Ovenden and Gina Beck lead the cast in Manchester and at Sadler’s Wells,recreating their roles as Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush.

The production will then tour to Dublin, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Canterbury, with Gina Beck as Nellie and further casting to be announced.

This much-loved Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, set on a South Pacific island during World War ll, boasts one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, including songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My
Hair and Bali Ha’i.

The set and costume designer is Peter McKintosh, and the choreographer and movement director, Ann Yee. Musical supervision is by Nigel Lilley, with musical direction by Cat Beveridge, new orchestration by David Cullen, original Broadway orchestration by Robert Russell Bennett, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Paul Groothuis, video design by Gillian Tan, additional arrangements and Happy Talk orchestrations by Theo Jamieson, casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG and additional children’s casting by Verity Naughton CDG.

South Pacific is presented by Jamie Wilson, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions, and Gavin Kalin.

For full tour details, visit southpacificshow.com

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