Gina Beck   Julian Ovenden 
Joanna Ampil   Keir Charles   Rob Houchen

Rodgers & Hammerstein's

South Pacific Stream

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

4, 9, 14, 18, 21, 26 and 31 August, 3 September Streamed EventTicketsPrice: From £10
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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 EveningI’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 FamilyQuiz 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

Cast & Creatives


  • Gina Beck

    Ensign Nellie Forbush
  • Julian Ovenden

    Emile de Becque
  • Joanna Ampil

    Bloody Mary
  • Keir Charles

    Luther Billis
  • Rob Houchen

    Lt. Joseph Cable
  • Iroy Abesamis

    Bloody Mary's Assistant
  • Lindsay Atherton

    Onstage Swing
  • Carl Au

  • Rosanna Bates

    Ensign 2 / Lt. J.G. Bessie May Sue Ellie Yaeger
  • David Birrell

    Capt. George Brackett
  • Leslie Garcia Bowman

    Seabee 1 / Ensemble
  • Taylor Bradshaw

    Seabee 2
  • Bobbie Chambers

    Ensign Janet MacGregor
  • Charlotte Coggin

    Onstage Swing
  • Danny Collins

  • Oliver Edward

    Onstage Swing
  • Shailan Gohil

  • Adrian Grove

    Cmdr. William Harbison
  • Zack Guest

    Yeoman Hebert Quale
  • Cameron Bernard Jones

    Sergeant Johnson / Ensemble
  • Amanda Lindgren

    Ensign 3 / Ensemble
  • Matthew Maddison

    Marine 1 / Hassinger
  • Sera Maehara

  • Melissa Nettleford

    Ensign Cora MacRae
  • Rachel Jayne Picar

    Lead Nurse / Ensemble
  • Kate Playdon

    Ensign Dinah Murphy
  • Pierce Rogan

    Sailor 1 / O'Brien / Lt. Buzz Adams
  • Clancy Ryan

    Dance Captain / Ensemble
  • Charlie Waddell

    Onstage Swing
  • James Wilkinson-Jones

    Shore Patrolman / Ensemble
  • Archer Brandon

  • Ellie Chung

  • Lana Lakha

  • Kami Lieu

  • David Ngara-O'Dwyer

  • Alexander Quinlan


Creative team

Cast List

Daniel Evans


Peter McKintosh

Set & Costume Designer

Ann Yee

Choreographer & Movement Director

Nigel Lilley

Musical Supervisor

Cat Beveridge

Musical Director

David Cullen


Howard Harrison

Lighting Designer

Paul Groothuis

Sound Designer

Gillian Tan

Video Designer

Theo Jamieson

Additional Arrangements

Charlotte Sutton

Casting Director

Verity Naughton

Additional Children's Casting


Pricing Information

Everyone will get the same experience regardless of which ticket they buy, however we're asking you to consider paying what you normally would for a night at the Theatre. If there will be more than one person watching on the same device, please consider purchasing the Household ticket. This will help support CFT, as we continue to produce creatively ambitious, world-class theatre and connect with our communities.

£10 Early Bird ticket (limited number available)

£20 Single ticket

£30 Single ticket, for those that would like to give a little extra support to CFT

£40 Household ticket

Access Performances

All streamed performances of South Pacific have the option of English closed captions. You do not need to purchase a specific ticket, just click the CC icon on the player once you have pressed play to turn the captions on/off. Please note any pre-show trailers have open captions by default which cannot be switched off.

Audio Description
Performances on 21, 26, 31 August and 3 September will have an Audio Description option. Please select the Audio Described ticket option when purchasing to ensure you receive a link to the performance with an embedded audio description track.

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 below; please be aware that by reading this, some elements of the plot may be revealed. Please note that this may be updated nearer the time of the production as staging details are confirmed.

If you have any questions or feedback, do email us at

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


What can I watch on?

Watch on your computer, tablet or phone using your web browser. Please make sure it is up to date. We recommend using Google Chrome, Safari, Edge or Firefox. Please do not use Internet Explorer or the Samsung native browser at this time.

You can watch via Google Chromecast (2nd generation or newer).

You can also watch on Apple, Android or Fire TV. You will need to download the TicketCo TV app from the relevant App Store. Please note you need TVos 13+ on Apple TV, or Android TV version 7.0+ to use the app.

How do I watch?

Our streaming partner TicketCo has an easy to use guide on their website. We recommend you use this as it is always up to date.

I can't find my email with the reference code

The email should have arrived within a few minutes of you confirming your booking. It would be from TicketCo AS, not CFT. Check your junk folder and if you still can't find it, don't worry, you can easily retrieve your booking. Go to the CFT page on the TicketCo website and click on the red button that says Find your purchased tickets. Enter your email address and a link will be sent that will allow you to download a PDF file with your reference code. Go to and enter your 5 digit code to watch.

I bought multiple tickets but there is only one code in the email

You will have received an email for each ticket booked. Each email contains one reference code. The emails may look the same, but the unique five digit code will be different. If you have deleted some of the emails because you thought they were the same, just go to the CFT page on the TicketCo website and click on the red button that says Find your purchased tickets. Enter your email address and a link will be sent that will allow you to download PDF files with your reference codes. Go to and enter your 5 digit code to watch.

I keep being locked out

Have you shared your code with anyone else? Only one device can use a reference code at a time. If you bought multiple tickets, make sure you haven't sent the email with the code you are using to someone else. 

I can only see a countdown clock

You've arrived early! Come back 30 minutes before the stream is due to start to check everything is working correctly and we may have some exclusive videos for you! For on-demand events, the video will be available from the start time detailed in your email.

The livestream page is not loading

Refresh your browser and try again, or try a different browser - we recommend up to date versions of Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Please do not use Internet Explorer or Samsung native browser.

The image is not very clear / I can't hear it

Your internet signal may be dropping in and out. Click on the cog on the player to adjust the quality - you may need to set it to a lower level so it can stream through your internet. If you are still having problems, try a different browser and disconnect any other devices that may be using the same internet connection. 

If you can't hear the stream, first check your volume. If you are connecting a computer or mobile device to your television with a cable, it may not be compatible with audio.  

Can I watch this event again?

On-demand events are available for a limited time once you start viewing, and this will be detailed in your confirmation email and on the event page. Your reference code will expire at the time and date stipulated in your confirmation email, so please ensure you have redeemed it before this time. You can re-watch the event as many times as you wish after this point within the timeframe it is available.

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