South Pacific
17 - 21 May 2011

Director and choreographer: Martyn Knight
Musical director: Ian Hooper

The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinee: 3:00 pm

Some Enchanted Evening, There Is Nothing Like A Dame, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right OutOf My Hair, Bali H’ai, Honey Bun, Younger Than Springtime, I’m in Love With A Wonderful Guy… every song in South Pacific is a classic, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein - the duo behind The Sound of MusicThe King And I,Oklahoma! and Carousel.

It’s World War Two and the US Navy has stationed a base on a South Pacific island.  Young nurse Nellie Forbush falls in love with middle-aged plantation owner Emile de Becque.  While their romance faces prejudice, secrets and a dangerous military mission, there’s plenty of comedy as the sailors seek female company on the mysterious island of Bali H’ai…

Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935


PRESS Reviews

"Happy Talk After Show"

The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review

"Delivered good value and was still most enjoyable."

Newbury Weekly News - Read full review

Production Photos


Nellie Forbush
Hannah Baker-Sadaat

Emile De Becque
Robert Wilson

Lt Joseph Cable
Bryn Hughes

Bloody Mary
Siobhan Chapman

Hannah Baker

George 'Stewpot' Watts
Dave Scanlan

Luther Bills
Mike Dyer

Captain George Brackett
Gerry Frawly

Commander William Harbison
Colin Webb

Amelie (a)
Ella Berry (b)

Harrison Cohen (a)
Owen White (b)

Lt Genevieve Marshall
Abigail Green

Ensign Dinah Murphy
Julie Simmons

Ensign Connie Walewska
Kirsty Bennett

Ensign Bessie Noonan
Claire Nunn

Ensign Rita Adams
Becca Seaward

Ensign Lisa Minelli
Louise Gains

Ensign Pamela Whitmore
Cazz Bradshaw

Ensign Sue Yaegar
Trudi Bevan

Hayley Fox

Lt Buzz Adams
Ian Trodd

Ben Shallow

Yeoman Herbert Quale
Anthony Bevan

Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Steve Brannam

Seabee Morton Wise
Julian Nunn

Tom O'Brien
Nick Brannam

James Hayes
Vince Thorne

Corporale Hamilton Steeves
Adrien Nortier

Female chorus: Charlotte Clifforth, Portia Birch, Laura Bolle, Kim Scammell

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Martyn Knight

Musical Director
Ian Hooper

Assistant to the Director
Theresa Webb

Dance Captain
Nick Brannam

Stage Manager
Nicki Hawkins

Deputy Stage Manager
Kate Dooley

Assistant Stage Managers
Louise Whitmarsh

Stage Crew
Nick Horsey, Nick Mison, Tony Ward, Matt Green, Steve Westwood, Anthony Mitchell, Gabriella Slade, Christopher Elias, Andy Foster

Lighting Design & Operation
John Jones and Jamie Bond

Additional Lighting Hire
Viking Stage Lighting

Follow Spot Operators
Sam Reynolds, Keith Reynolds, Di Annakin

Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Prop & Scenery Manufacture
Steve Brannam, Laura Hunt, Gabriella Slade

Props Coordinator
Nicki Hawkins

Props Assistant
Natalie Randall

Wardrobe Coordinators
Siobhan Chapman, Liz Ilett

BATS Wardrobe

Uniform Hire
Ace Costumes, Tredegar, South Wales

Christine Dollery, Myra Ward, Sarah Jeffery,
Jenna Augustus, Lauren Blaxhill

Make-up for Billis
Judith Ifould

Spray Tanning
Beauty Therapy Students from Basingstoke College of Technology

Di Annakin, Liz Flaherty, Libby Stockel, Jim Welling

Marketing and Sales Officer
Bryn Hughes

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Christine Dollery, Sue Harris

Show Photographs
Anthony Boxall -

Programme Photos
Sue Harris

Programme Creation
Clare Ryan, Hannah Baker-Saadat, Mike Dyer, Bryn Hughes, Mel Such

Chaperone to Children
Sally Manning

Licensing information

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.  Adapted from James A. Michener’s Pulizter Prize-winning novel Tales of The South Pacific.
Presented by permission of Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatre Library.

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