Tuesday 29 November 2011
Hippodrome, Bristol

South Pacific

South Pacific

This lavish and breathtaking Lincoln Center production reinvented the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein show, swept the 2008 Tony awards, played to sold-out houses on Broadwav and now embarks on a world tour.

Set in a tropical island during World War II, this is considered to be one of the greatest of all Broadway musicals and tells the romantic story of two couples threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as poignant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. The score includes such classics as Some Enchanted Evening, There is Nothing Like a Dame and I'm Going to Wash that Man Right out of my Hair and stars Samantha Womack, currently known for plaving the role of Ronnie Mitchell in East Enders. However, the role of Nellie Forbush will take her back to her stage and musical roots. What a treat!

South Pacific - New Broadway cast recording