Ruth Leon recommends… South Pacific at Chichester Festival TheatreRuth Leon recommends
South Pacific – Chichester Festival Theatre
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Chichester had a big hit in the summer with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, South Pacific. The cast is led by Gina Beck as Nellie, Julian Ovenden as Emile, Joanna Ampil as Bloody Mary, Keir Charles as Luther Billis and Rob Houchen as Cable. Nobody else I spoke to minded that Gina Beck, the actor playing Nellie, a naive young US Navy nurse, was clearly pregnant at the time so, I guess, I shouldn’t mind either.
South Pacific 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.