Olveston Parish Players: South Pacific

OLVESTON Parish Players are hard at work on their production of South Pacific, which is being staged next month.

The much-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, set during the Second World War, tells the story of two romances and the players are aiming to ensure that their colourful production will be just as successful as last year’s sell-out staging of The Sound of Music.

Sarah Wiggins, who played Maria last year, is back playing ensign Nellie Forbush, who falls in love with Emile de Becque, played by David Proud. The heroic Lieutenant Cable (Paul Harrod) falls for the beautiful Liat (Amy Sunderland) but their relationship is controlled by Liat’s abrupt mother, Bloody Mary (Lesley Clarke.) The couples struggle to come to terms with racial prejudice before recognising what really matters in life.

The story is set to the famous score, including the songs There is Nothin’ like a Dame, Some Enchanted Evening and I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.

Linda Evans is the director, Chloe Allsopp-Jones the musical director and Jill Harris the Choreographer.

Performances take place at Tockington Parish Hall during February half term, from Wednesday 19 to Saturday February 22, at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 for adults, £7 for children and £12 for premium seats. They go on sale on January 11 at 9.30–11.00am in Olveston Stores, and from January 12 they are available from 01454 202011.

More information about Olveston Parish Players is available at the group's Facebook page.