This June head over to the balmy Pacific ocean where palm trees wave and the sea laps contentedly onto the sand… Then add a platoon of American marines, nurses and a war situation then the whole place is turned on its head.
The story opens with Nellie, one of the nurses, unexpectedly finding herself in love with Emile, a local plantation owner. Lieutenant Cable becomes involved with Liat. She is the daughter of the eccentric local lady who buys and sells to the marines.
Watch as these two love stories develop against all the expectations of the day until the issue of race takes a front seat. Nellie and Emile are in danger of losing each other completely. Lieutenant Cable and Liat find themselves falling in love in spite of cultural expectations.
Just at this moment an important and dangerous military mission takes centre stage and the two men are thrown together to complete it. The stage is set for a trial that tests both Nellie and Liat’s devotion, and clearly shows that differences in race are far less important than life itself.
A musical that is loved by many, South Pacific contains a musical score that is littered with well-known songs – Some Enchanted Evening, Happy Talk and I’m gonna Wash that Man right out of my Hair to name but three. With a host of entertaining characters and a storyline that is as relevant today as it was in the 1950s, this is a show with something for everyone.
This production is being staged by Woodley Light Operatic Society at the Kenton Theatre from the 10th to the 13th June 2015. Performances start at 7:30pm. It has been directed by Jane Murphy and choreographed by David Parsonson. Naomi Di Cillo is the musical director.
Tickets are priced £14 and £15 and are available online from woodleylightoperatic.ticketsource.co.uk or from the Box Office by telephoning 0333 666 3366. There is no additional booking fee for tickets booked online.
More information is available on the society website www.wlos.co.uk