792X447 S Pacific.

Gina Beck   Julian Ovenden
Rob Houchen

Dementia Friendly Performance: South Pacific

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

Festival TheatreDatesPrice: £15

Overview

If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?

We're pleased to present a dementia friendly performance of South Pacific on Wednesday 19 August at 2.30pm.

This performance welcomes individuals living with dementia, as well as their friends, families and carers. Minor adjustments will be made to ensure a more friendly atmosphere.

For more information or to book, please call the Box Office on 01243 781312.


1943. On an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, US troops are kicking their heels amid the cacao groves while restlessly waiting for the war to reach them.

Nellie Forbush, a navy nurse from Arkansas, finds herself falling for the French plantation owner, Emile de Becque – a man with a mysterious past. The scheming sailor Luther Billis runs a makeshift laundry to earn a quick buck, but he’s no match for the quick-witted Polynesian Bloody Mary who’s intent on exploiting these foreigners.

When young Princeton graduate Lieutenant Joe Cable is flown in on a dangerous reconnaissance mission, love and fear become entwined as the island’s battle for hearts and minds begins.

This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer rize-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.

This new production is directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans whose previous Chichester productions include This Is My Family, Quiz and Fiddler on the Roof.

Making their Chichester debuts are Gina Beck(Matilda, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera) as Nellie, Julian Ovenden (Merrily We Roll Along, BBC Proms, Downton Abbey) as Emile and Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) as Cable.

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Pricing

Pricing Information

All tickets £15

Content and Themes

At CFT, we want everyone to feel truly welcome and comfortable. While we try not to spoil anyone’s enjoyment by giving away ‘spoilers’ such as plot twists and narrative surprises, we also recognise that some people may find certain themes distressing. You’ll find guidance on such content for relevant productions below; please be aware that by reading this, some elements of the plot may be revealed. Please note that these may be updated nearer the time of each production as staging details are confirmed.

If you have any questions or feedback, do email us at marketing@cft.org.uk

South Pacific
Language       None
Nudity             None anticipated
Violence         None anticipated
Themes          Love, war, racial prejudice

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