Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific (London)
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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific (London)
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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific (London) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(49 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
6%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing

About the Show

Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed production transfers to Sadler's Wells.

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Member Reviews (49)

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117 Reviews | 9 Followers
90
Entertaining, Romantic, Epic, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Glorious production of a classic musical. Brilliant staging and great performances

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of old fashioned musicals.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Great singing, Dated, Delightful

See it if you love classic musicals with brilliant and memorable scores, some fabulous choreography and some stunning singing.

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned musicals and want something that feels more relevant to the current day. Read more

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love the classics

Don't see it if you don't wanna sit in a theatre for a long time

43 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love a classic musical with big staging and beautiful songs.

Don't see it if You prefer a show that's fast paced. South Pacific slowly builds throughout (but is still engaging to watch!)

32 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent, Great singing, Epic

See it if A great Musical adapted to make it more edgy. Shows how little things have changed. The singing and dancing is well done

Don't see it if Racism

30 Reviews | 0 Followers
63
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You love a good show with amazing dancers, sopranos and baritones that sound amazing

Don't see it if You dont like that old feel, high soprano notes instead of belting and a plot point that just dies off anticlimatically, + the you Read more

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
50
Dated, Entertaining, Long

See it if you enjoy R&H musicals with classic musical theatre styles of music.

Don't see it if you like modern musicals and find slightly racially insensitive content hard to watch.

27 Reviews | 5 Followers
88
Relevant, Epic, Great singing

See it if You enjoy the Golden age of Musical Theatre. Great staging and some stunning performances. Very relevant in terms of its themes on racism.

Don't see it if You don't like slow building musicals. Characters have problematic views and some offensive language is used. The musical does not condone.

Critic Reviews (6)

Time Out London
August 6th, 2022

" ‘South Pacific’ is meant to be fun, and it is here. But the sober stuff is really allowed to breathe in a well-judged production that plays this musical’s many, often seemingly contradictory strengths."
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The London Evening Standard
August 5th, 2022

"The production celebrates the lush score and clarifies the script’s attitude to race and exploitation. ... Everything here is in service to the story and score. A revelation."
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London Theatre
August 5th, 2022

" 'South Pacific' insists on 'Some Enchanted Evening', disenchantment, and worse, are never far from this mighty musical’s fearless gaze.
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The Telegraph (UK)
August 5th, 2022

"In a sublimely well-sung and sumptuously orchestrated production. ... Succumb to the siren call from this shimmering island paradise of a musical."
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The Stage (UK)
August 5th, 2022

"Musically, dramatically and visually sumptuous - this is emotionally and intellectually stimulating musical theatre bliss... 'Rodgers and Hammerstein' end all their shows with some ambivalence."
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The Arts Desk
August 6th, 2022

"If you want to hear a great score delivered by almost operatic leads and strong support, then this is the show for you."
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