Plays Directory : Pacific Overtures

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
    Stephen Sondheim
  • Written
    1976
  • Setting
    1853 Japan
  • Overview
    The musical is set in 1853 Japan and follows the difficult Westernization of Japan, through the lives of two friends caught in the change. The title of the work is ironic, nodding toward "overture" as a musical form, noting that the initiatives of the Western powers for commercial exploitation of the Pacific nation were anything but "pacific" (or peaceable) overtures. Built around a quasi-Japanese pentatonic scale, the music contrasts Japanese contemplation ("There is No Other Way") with Western ingenuousness ("Please Hello," "Pretty Lady").

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1 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Alexander McMorran
2014, Lord Abe
Union Theatre
Marios Nicolaides
2014, Dance Captain, Assistant to Director
Union Theatre, London
Joel Baylis
Joel Baylis
Actor
2014, Priest/geisha/sailor
The Union Theatre
Richard Bates
Richard Bates
Musical Director
2014, Musical Director
Union Theatre
Ken Christiansen
2014, The Reciter
Matt Jolly
Matt Jolly
Actor
2014, Young Boy / Fisherman
Union Theatre
Joel Harper-Jackson
2014, Company
Union Theatre
Jean Gray
Jean Gray
Set Designer
2014, Designer
Lee Van Geleen
2014, The Warrior/Russian Admiral
Sian Abrahams
2011, Kayama
Theatre on the Hill
Katriona Perrett
2011, Tamate
CSSD
Chloe Scalzo
Chloe Scalzo
Actor
2011, Dutch Admiral
Theatre on the HIll Amersham
Jason Broderick
2011, Manjiro
Patrick Rufey
Patrick Rufey
Musical Director
2011, Musical Director
The Theatre On The Hill
Johnny Neal
Johnny Neal
Actor
2011, Reciter
Theatre on the Hill
Bracken Burns
2010, Observor 1-(with Taiko Drums)
Haar Theatre
Sarah Hunter
Sarah Hunter
Stage Manager
2006, Assistant Stage Manager
Leicester Haymarket Theatre
Jez Unwin
Jez Unwin
Actor
2006, Multiple roles
Leicester haymarket
Fiona Mott
Fiona Mott
Deputy Stage Manager
2006, Deputy Stage Manager
Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
Mark Etherington
Mark Etherington
Musical Director
2003, Assistant Musical Director