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
Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed, landmark production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific transfers to Sadler’s Wells this summer for a strictly limited season.
This powerful love story, set on a South Pacific island during World War ll, is brought thrillingly to life in an epic new five-star production directed by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans (Me and My Girl and Fiddler on the Roof). A sensational cast of over thirty is led by the leads from the Chichester Festival Theatre production, including Julian Ovenden, Gina Beck, Rob Houchen, Joanna Ampil, Sera Maehara and new cast member Lee Ross as Luther Billis. Featuring a full orchestra, this ravishing musical is set to be the must-see theatrical event of the year.
Boasting one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, 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.
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Audio Described PerformancesThere are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book these options
Touch Tour PerformancesBefore the performance, you can go on a Touch Tour. Your tour guide will take you backstage, or onto the stage itself, to feel costumes and pieces of the set and learn more about the production. To find out touch tour times, please contact our Ticket Office at email@example.com or by calling 020 7863 8000.
Captioned PerformancesFor advice on where to sit in order to view the captions please contact our Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7863 8000.
BSL interpreted PerformancesOur BSL performances are interpreted by a BSL signer. They use sign language to communicate what is sung and/or spoken by artists on stage. The interpreter will stand on the left hand side of the stage. To get a good view, we recommend booking seats on the left side of the auditorium.
What people are saying
A roof-raising triumph.
★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN
An enchanting musical done to perfection. An evening to remember
★★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH
Exhilarating, glorious and timely
★★★★★ THE STAGE
★★★★ SUNDAY TIMES