Plays Directory : South Pacific

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Overview
    Bright and bubbly Ensign Nellie Forbush finds herself thrown into life as a military nurse on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. There she must tend to the wounded soldiers and keep herself and her friends entertained through the long days. She first meets local businessman Emille De Becque under awkward circumstances as she mocks men in general with her cronies and he overhears. Taken by her spirit and beauty, he begins to pursue her and they begin a tentative relationship.

    Meanwhile, the island of Bali Ha'i beckons the bored soldiers and, encouraged by Bloody Mary (the islands resident know it all) they take a trip to meet more of the natives. The usually professional Lieutenant Cable meets and falls deeply in love with Liat, Bloody Mary's daughter. Although their relationship is doomed from the start, he cannot resist spending more time with her.

    Nellie only realises her true feelings for Emille when he agrees to head a mission to uncharted territory that he knows better than the troops. As news reaches the camp that the mission has failed, Nellie fears the worst and cannot bear to lose her lover. She steels herself to begin a life as mother to Emille's two children, but he returns to join the family against the odds.

    The show is a mixture of raucous fun and touching tragedy. We gain an insight into the troops life as they put on an alternative burlesque show to entertain themselves. But we also are reminded of the cost of combat as lives are lost and families torn apart.

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7 known characters

13 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Lily Vears
Lily Vears
Child Actor
2019, Jerome
Theatre Royal Margate
Danni Vears
Danni Vears
Child Actor
2019, Ngana
Theatre Royal Margate
Harriet O'Leary
2018, Miss bedwin
S. J. Honour
S. J. Honour
Actor
2018, Luther Billis
Birtley Community Centre
Christian Templet
2018, Seabee
Neal Kowalsky
Neal Kowalsky
Director
2018, Associate Director
Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center
Peter Fiorini
Peter Fiorini
Singer
2018, LT Buzz Adams /chorus ensemble
Churchill Theatre Bromley Kent
Denise Newton
Denise Newton
Company Stage Manager
2018, Company Manager /on the book
Theatre Royal, York
Margaux Campbell
Margaux Campbell
Child Actor
2017, Ensemble
Jack Woodcock
2017, Emile de Beque
Longcroft school and sixth form college
Adrian Dobson
2017, Ensemble
Loughborough Town Hall
Genevieve Shi
2017, Liat
Will Carr
Will Carr
Actor
2017, Stewpot
Opera in the Village
Jordan Murphy
Jordan Murphy
Director
2017, Director
Cadogan Hall
Juna Shai
Juna Shai
Actor
2017, Liat
Interlakes Theatre
Karaly Clubb
Karaly Clubb
Production Manager
2017, PR/Marketing volunteer
Juna Shai
Juna Shai
Actor
2017, Liat
Jerome Mirza Theatre at McPherson Hall
Aaron Curry
Aaron Curry
Lighting Designer
2017, Lighting Designer
Andrea Schoening
Andrea Schoening
Director
2017, Deck Crew
Tom Precey
Tom Precey
Producer
2017, Camera Operator