South Pacific’s Edinburgh Dates

Nov 14 2021 | By More

Classic musical sets Festival Theatre dates

The Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific will play Edinburgh’s  Festival Theatre and the Glasgow Theatre Royal in October 2022.

The critically acclaimed production is set to open at Manchester Opera House on 16 July 2022 ahead of a season at Sadler’s Wells, London from 27 July to 28 August 2022 before embarking on a UK and Ireland Tour, visiting Glasgow from the 4 to 8 October and Edinburgh from 25 to 29 October 2022.

Gina Beck (Nellie) and Keir Charles (Luther Billis) and company in the CFT production of South Pacific. Pic Johan Persson

Tickets are already on sale to Friends of the Festival Theatre (click for details) and go on general sale from Thursday 18 November 2021 at 10am. Tickets for the dates at the Glasgow Theatre Royal are already on general sale (click for details).

This powerful love story which carries a strong anti-racist message is set on a South Pacific Island during World War ll and this revival is staged by a cast of over thirty and a full orchestra in a production directed by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical features such songs as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i.

Gina Beck (centre) and company in the CFT production of South Pacific. Pic: Johan Persson

Following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre this summer, co-producers 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.”

Full casting for the tour has yet to be announced, although West End leading lady Gina Beck will be reprising her role as Ensign Nellie Forbush, who falls for older French expatriate French plantation owner Emile de Becque, but struggles to accept his mixed-race children.

Listings and links

South Pacific

Glasgow Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA
Tue 4 – Sat 8 October 2022 
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details:  Book here.

Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT.
Tue 25- Sat 29 October 2022 
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details:  Book here.

Production website:
On Twitter: @Southpacshow
On Facebook: @southpacificshow
On Instagram: @Southpacificshow.

South Pacific on tour in 2022:
Sat 16 – Sat 23 Jul 2022 Manchester
Opera House
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Tue 13 – Sat 17 Sep 2022 Dublin
Bord Gáis
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Tue 20 – Sat 24 Sep 2022 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
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Tue 27 Sep – Sat 1 Oct 2022 Birmingham
Alexandra Theatre
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Tue 4 – Sat 8 Oct 2022 Glasgow
Theatre Royal
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Tue 11 – Sat 15 Oct 2022 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
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Tue 18 – Sat 22 Oct 2022 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
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Tue 25 – Sat 29 Oct 2022 Edinburgh
Festival Theatre
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Tue 1 – Sat 5 Nov 2022 Leeds
Grand Theatre
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Tue 15 – Sat 19 Nov 2022 Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre

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The company in the CFT production of South Pacific. Pic: Johan Persson


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