Last Updated on 12 December 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team
South Pacific UK Tour 2022
Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical South Pacific is to tour the UK and Ireland from July 2022. South Pacific tour tickets are now on sale – see tour schedule below.
Following an acclaimed season at the Chichester Festival Theatre, this new production of South Pacific the musical will open at the Manchester Opera House ahead of a short season at Sadler’s Wells London, followed by further touring dates.
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 boasts one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, and this much-loved Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical features songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” and “Bali Ha’i”. Many musical theatre fans will remember Daniel’s epic production of Showboat at Sheffield Theatres and the then New London Theatre (now the Gillian Lynne Theatre).
Reprising their roles in the South Pacific UK Tour are Julian Ovenden as Emile de Becque and Gina Beck as Ensign Nellie Forbush. Further casting is to be announced.
South Pacific the musical has 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.
The South Pacific tour 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, casting director is Charlotte Sutton CDG and additional children’s casting by Verity Naughton.
SOUTH PACIFIC UK TOUR 2022
16 – 23 July 2022
MANCHESTER Opera House
27 July – 28 August 2022
Sadler’s Wells LONDON
13 – 17 September 2022
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, DUBLIN
20 – 24 September 2022
NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
27 September – 1 October 2022
The Alexandra, BIRMINGHAM
4 – 8 October 2022
Theatre Royal GLASGOW
11 – 15 October 2022
Wales Millennium Centre CARDIFF
18 – 22 October 2022
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall NOTTINGHAM
25 – 29 October 2022
Festival Theatre EDINBURGH
1 – 5 November 2022
LEEDS Grand Theatre
15 – 19 November 2022
The Marlow CANTERBURY
SOUTH PACIFIC TOUR TRAILER 2022