Chichester Festival Theatre production of ‘SOUTH PACIFIC’ to open at Manchester Opera House in July 2022 ahead of a UK & Ireland tour!

Jamie Wilson, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Gavin Kalin have announced that the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein‘s landmark musical SOUTH PACIFIC will open at Manchester Opera House on 16 July 2022.

SOUTH PACIFIC will then play a season at London’s Sadler’s Wells from 27 July to 28 August 2022 before embarking on a major UK and Ireland tour visiting Dublin, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Canterbury.

Reprising their roles as ‘Emile de Becque’ and ‘Ensign Nellie Forbush’ in Manchester and at Sadler’s Wells will be West End, Broadway and screen star Julian Ovenden and West End leading lady Gina Beck.

Further casting to be announced.

This powerful love story, set on a South Pacific Island during World War ll is brought thrillingly to life with a sensational cast of over thirty and a full orchestra in this epic new five-star production directed by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans.



SOUTH PACIFIC is directed by Daniel Evans, with set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, and choreography and movement direction from Ann Yee. The Musical Supervisor is Nigel Lilley, Musical Director is Cat Beveridge and new orchestration is by David Cullen, with original Broadway orchestration by Robert Russell Bennett. The lighting designer is Howard Harrison, sound designer is Paul Groothuis, video designer is Gillian Tan, additional arrangements and Happy Talk orchestration is by Theo Jamieson, and casting director is Charlotte Sutton CDG, with additional children’s casting by Verity Naughton.

SOUTH PACIFIC is produced by Jamie Wilson, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Gavin Kalin.

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