South Pacific musical UK Tour and Sadler’s Wells 2022

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific is to open in Manchester ahead of a season at Sadlers Wells. The South Pacific musical UK and Ireland Tour will then start in Dublin. Book South Pacific musical tour tickets.

South Pacific UK Tour

 South Pacific the Musical UK Tour

The critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre Production of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s South Pacific will open at the Manchester Opera House on 16 July 2022 ahead of a season at Sadler’s Wells, London. From the 27 July 2022, the South Pacific musical UK Tour will commence in Dublin.

The South Pacific Manchester and Sadler’s Wells seasons will see Julian Ovenden and Gina Beck reprising their roles as Emile de Becque and Ensign Nellie Forbush with further casting to be announced.

Following its critically acclaimed sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre this summer, Jamie Wilson and Jonathan Church said, “After experiencing the buzz of the auditorium in Chichester, along with the rapturous applause and standing-ovations, we knew that this production of South Pacific just had to have a further life so that the magic of it could be enjoyed by everyone.”

Daniel Evans and Kathy Bourne, Artistic and Executive Directors of Chichester Festival Theatre respectively, added: ‘We are always delighted to be able to share work made in Chichester beyond the borders of Sussex, and we’re proud to be working with our friends at Sadler’s Wells and many other regional theatres to bring Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical to wider audiences across the country.’

South Pacific musical UK 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.

The South Pacific Tour 2022 is produced by Jamie Wilson, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Gavin Kalin.



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Rob Houchen (as Lt Joseph Cable) in Chichester Festival Theatre’s South Pacific. Photo: Johan Persson
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Sera Maehara (as Liat) & Rob Houchen (as Lt Joseph Cable) in Chichester Festival Theatre’s South Pacific. Photo: Johan Persson
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Gina Beck (Nellie), Keir Charles (as Luther Billis) & company in Chichester Festival Theatre’s South Pacific. Photo: Johan Persson
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Gina Beck (Nellie) & Julian Ovenden (Emile) in CFT’s South Pacific Photo:Johan Persson


South Pacific UK Tour Dates

Manchester Opera House
16 – 23 July 2022

Sadler’s Wells London
27 July – 28 August 2022

Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
13 – 17 September 2022

Newcastle Theatre Royal
20- 24 September 2022

The Alexandra Birmingham
27 September – 1 October 2022

Theatre Royal Glasgow
4 – 8 October 2022

Wales Millennium Centre
11 – 15 October 2022

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
18 – 22 October 2022

Festival Theatre Edinburgh
25 – 29 October 2022

Leeds Grand Theatre
1 – 5 November 2022

The Marlow Canterbury
15 – 19 November 2022







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