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Gina Beck   Julian Ovenden
Joanna Ampil   Rob Houchen     

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 TheatreTicketsPrice: from £10

Overview

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

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 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.

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, Joanna Ampil (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) as Bloody Mary, and Rob Houchen (Les MisérablesThe Light in the Piazza) as Cable.


Prologue 17 Blue Teal.

Prologue tickets available from 29 February

Cast & Creatives

Cast

  • Gina Beck Bw 1.

    Gina Beck

    Nellie Forbush
  • Julian Ovenden Bw.

    Julian Ovenden

    Emile de Becque
  • Joanna Ampil Bw.

    Joanna Ampil

    Bloody Mary
  • Rob Houchen Bw 1.

    Rob Houchen

    Joe Cable

Creative team

Daniel Evans

Director

Peter McKintosh

Set & Costume Designer

Ann Yee

Choreographer & Movement Director

Tom Murray

Musical Supervisor

Cat Beveridge

Musical Director

David Cullen

Orchestrator

Howard Harrison

Lighting Designer

Paul Groothuis

Sound Designer

Charlotte Sutton

Casting Director

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Pricing

Pricing Information

Price bands for an event, organised by showing
Performance description Price Bands
Previews/Press Night£10£10£10£31£37
All other performances£10£18£31£43£49
Friends Festival Saver: Book the same number of tickets for four or more productions and save 20%. All Saver tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
Friends : £2 off non-Saver tickets
Groups 8+ Monday and Tuesday: £29 per ticket
Groups 8+ Wednesday - Friday: £5 off each ticket
Groups 40+ Wednesday - Friday: £8 off each ticket, plus a £5 ticket for the Group Organiser
School and College Groups 10+ Monday - Friday: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid
Family tickets (excludes Saturday evenings): Half Price for up to four U16s with every full price paying adult. Discounts applied at the checkout. All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
Over 60s Monday - Thursday: £2 off
Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Half Price
Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Standby from one hour before the performance: £8.50
£5 Prologue Tickets available for 16-25 year olds: Log in to your account to see Prologue seats
Prologue Book 3 Get 1 Free: Log in to your account to see Prologue seats
All venues: Only one reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office.
All venues: Discounts do not apply on Previews and Press Nights
Festival Theatre: Discounts apply to top three price bands only
Festival Theatre: Some seating areas may not be available for all performances

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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