IBM Hursley Retirees Club - August

August 2021 Events:

August 10th (Tuesday) - South Pacific at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

A “get yourself there” visit, arrive between 1:45pm and 2:00pm to collect your theatre ticket from Joy Matthews - Please remember to bring your Eventbrite ticket with you.

“Limited numbers” trip - First come, first served!

1943.  On an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, US troops are kicking their heels amid the cacao groves while restlessly waiting for the war to reach them.

Nellie Forbush, a navy nurse from Arkansas, finds herself falling for the French plantation owner, Emile de Becque - a man with a mysterious past.  The scheming sailor Luther Billis runs a makeshift laundry to earn a quick buck, but he's no match for the quick-witted Polynesian Bloody Mary who's intent on exploiting these foreigners.

When young Princeton graduate Lieutenant Joe Cable is flown in on a dangerous reconnaissance mission, love and fear become entwined as the island's battle for hearts and minds begins.

This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened in 1949 to huge success, becoming one of Broadway's longest running hit shows.  It boasts one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most memorable scores, featuring songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha'i.

Information about the show may be found on the Chichester Festival Theatre web site.

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