- Rosalie Craig
- John Owen Jones
- Jacqueline Tate
- Bloody Mary
- Peter Polycarpou
- Bradley Jaden
- Divine Cresswell
- Emily Davis
- Alex Parker
- The Alex Parker Orchestra
Following on from Smiles Of Summer Night, Alex Parker presents a concert version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Pulitzer Prize-winning musical South Pacific.
The concert stars Olivier Award nominee Rosalie Craig as Nellie.
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage.
Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfilment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie realises that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.
Music by Richard Rodgers.
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prizewinning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener.
Concert adaptation by David Ives.
Presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.