South Pacific (2019)

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit Broadway musical comes to Cape Town in 2019. This much loved classic is on at the ArtsCape Opera House from 20 July to 10 August 2019. 

Synopsis:
This epic musical romance is set on a South Pacific island during WWII, where American sailors and nurses are stationed. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile de Becque, a French expatriate and plantation owner, and Lt. Joseph Cable finds himself in a passionate affair with Liat, the young daughter of Bloody Mary, the local grass-skirt peddler. As the war against Japan escalates, reality sets in for both Nellie and Joseph, who struggle to reconcile their unconventional love affairs with their long-held prejudices and insecurities. 

The show will run for a total of 22 performances, accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring hit songs like “Some Enchanted Evening”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair”, “Bali Hai”, “There’s Nothing Like A Dame”, and many more!

Artistic Team

 
Kyla Thorburn

Director

Alastair Cockburn

Musical Director

Shayni Pappin

Choreographer

Darryl Spijkers

Assistant Director

Faheem Baardien

Lighting Designer

Liam Cookson

Sound Designer

Principal Cast

 
Andrea Fourie | Sian Atterbury

Nellie Forbush

Riaan Hunter | Stephan le Roux

Emile de Becque

Neil Leachman | Andrew Weiss

Luther Billis

Charlene Martin | Vahnia Felix

Bloody Mary

Richard White | Simon Thompson

Lt. Joseph Cable

Kaylene Hendricks | Laura-Jo Diedericks

Liat

Michael Harris | John Carne

Capt. George Brackett

[TBC]

CMDR. William Harbison

Lyle Wilson

Henri

Daryl Brown

Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey