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Event Category: Theatre
Thetford Players present an amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘South Pacific’.
Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise.
Katie and Craig are extremely excited in bringing to life an all time classic ‘South Pacific’. The chosen cast are fabulous and are very keen to present it to their audience, so be sure to join us in July for an Enchanted Evening.
Performances on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th July
Tickets on sale to Members from 21st March – On general sale from 26th March