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A West End Transfer Proposed for South Pacific

Thursday, 29th Sep 2011

Samantha Womack and Paulo Szot Currently Appearing in the Show at the Barbican Theatre

Those headed to the Barbican Theatre currently will be witnessing the acclaimed Broadway production of “South Pacific”, which landed on the stage in the middle of August and will take its final bow on Saturday 1st October 2011 (this weekend). But those that were unable to get hold of Theatre Tickets for the production can look forward to the touring version which is set to follow in regional theatres across the country.

But what about after that? According to Baz Bamigboye in the Daily Mail the producers could be gearing up for a West End transfer, which will see he production land on a high profile Theatreland stage and compete with the likes of “We Will Rock You” and “Million Dollar Quartet”. Though no details of said transfer are available as of yet – it is not yet clear if stars Samantha Womack and Paulo Szot would be a part of the transfer – it is certainly good news for fans of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

“South Pacific” takes audiences back to the Second World War where the focus is on the war in the Pacific, with couples stationed far away from home during the conflict. It is here that we get a glimpse of the realities of war and the effects it has on the lives of those caught in the middle of it. Our story looks at two couples, whose relationships are strained, with one consisting of nurse Nellie Forbush and a French plantation owner. With tensions rising the inhabitants decide to put on a musical extravaganza, with songs throughout the show including “Some Enchanting Evening” and more.

Samantha Womack is best known t audiences for her role of Ronnie Branning in the popular soap “EastEnders” though she has also appeared in a wealth of other productions on television screens over the years, including “Game On” and the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest. Her other credits include “The Grimleys” “Strange” and “Guys and Dolls” at the Piccadilly Theatre.

“South Pacific” remains at the Barbican Theatre and finishes its run this Saturday on 1st October 2011.

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