South Pacific musical hits Town Hall stage
RESIDENTS are invited to head over to Loughborough Town Hall this week and be swept away to the South Pacific with LAOS’ latest production.
The award-winning Loughborough theatre company took to the stage for this first time last night (Tuesday) with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless musical.
The classic piece contains some of the most famous songs in musical theatre including Some Enchanted Evening, There Is Nothing Like A Dame, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair and Bali Hai.
It is a wonderfully old fashioned love story, underpinned by the darker themes of war and racial prejudice - and LAOS director James Nelson has put a whole new slant on the production, that starts even before the overture.
The show runs until Saturday, September 16, at 7.30pm each night, plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets are available from company members, the box office on 01509 231914 and at www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk
Pictured, from left to right, are Gemma Landers, as Nellie Forbush, and Jonathan Penton, as Emile De Becque. Image courtesy of Mark Chinnery.