If you don’ have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?
This is a chance for audiences who would prefer to watch our work from home or simply aren't able to travel to Chichester this year to watch a stream of our production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific.
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 & 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, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera) as Nellie, Julian Ovenden (Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel, BBC Proms) as Emile, Joanna Ampil (Cats, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) as Bloody Mary, and Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) as Cable. Keir Charles, who played Chris Tarrant in Quiz, returns as Luther Billis.
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of R&H Theatricals
The performance of South Pacific being streamed will be recorded live in front of an audience at CFT in July. The same performance will be broadcast on each of the stream dates. The cast appearing in the recording is as detailed on the cast and creatives tab.
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the point you start to watch, but please ensure that you start to watch within 24 hours of the start time on your ticket as after this point your reference code will expire.
This event can be viewed in a web browser on your computer, tablet or mobile phone, via Google Chromecast, on Apple or Android TVs and on Amazon Fire TV. Find out how to connect here.
All performances will have the option for closed captions in English.
Performances on 21, 26, 31 August and 3 September are available with audio description.
Prologue tickets available