Chichester Festival Theatre will present a day of outdoor performances on Monday 31 August. Join us for a live evening concert where Omid Djalili will introduce songs from the musicals with West End stars Gina Beck, Gabrielle Brooks, Rob Houchen, Julian Ovenden and Giles Terera, joined by CFT Artistic Director Daniel Evans. Songs will include a medley from South Pacific alongside hits from West Side Story, Wicked, The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady.
Omid Djalili delighted Chichester audiences as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (2017). As well as his highly succesful stand-up tours, his screen credits include His Dark Materials and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and he played Fagin in Oliver! in the West End.
Gina Beck (Matilda, ShowBoat, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera), Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Julian Ovenden (Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel, BBC Proms, Downton Abbey) were due to make their Chichester debuts in this summer's production of South Pacific.
Gabrielle Brooks's theatre appearances include The Wizard of Oz, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q.
Giles Terera won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Aaron Burr in the original London cast of Hamilton; his many other musical credits include Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon.
Daniel Evans won Olivier Awards for his roles in Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday in the Park with George in the West End, as well as a Tony nomination for the latter on Broadway.