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South Pacific – press quotes


Mark Shenton, Daily Express

“The show radiates joy”

 

David Mellor, Mail on Sunday

“Productions of musicals as good as this don’t come along very often, so catch it if you can.”

“Paulo Szot’s big number, This Nearly Was Mine, brought the house down, and rightly so.”

 

Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

“SOME ENCHANTED EVENING”

“When Paulo Szot sings the wonderful sound of his rich baritone makes your heart ache”

“Womack gives the best performance of her career. You won’t want to wash this girl outta your hair”

“Bartlett Sher’s TRIUMPH”

Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

**** FOUR STARS

“AN ENCHANTED EVENING IN THE SOUTH SEAS”

“A CLASSIC OF AMERICAN MUCIAL THEATRE REVIVED WITH THE LOVE AND RESPECT IT DESERVES”

Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

“Paulo Szot is the undeniable star of the show. His voice is a thing of splendour”

Michael Covenay, What’s On Stage

Bartlett Sher’s Lincoln Center production is sharp and sassy, beautifully designed by Michael Yeargan… the score is imperishable and reawakens its bewitching dramatic composition in which dialogue, sentiment and music are held in perfect sway”

Libby Purves, The Times

 

“Paulo Szot’s baritone steals your soul like a sunset in a warm ocean”

“Samantha Womack is an enchanting Nellie”

Laura Silverman, The Mail

 

***** FIVE STARS

 

“Michael Yeargan’s set includes an exquisite backdrop of the South Pacific waters”

“The score, played emotively by a twenty five piece orchestra, fills the auditorium with opulent expanses of sound for much of the three hours”

THE LINCOLN CENTER – UK PRODUCTION IS FAULTLESS

Julie Carpenter, The Express

 

“SOUTH PACIFIC IS HARD TO BEAT”

Tim Auld, Sunday Telegraph

 

“Samantha Womack will make headlines for her sassy performance”

“Also remarkable is Paulo Szot who blows the theatre away with his rendition of Some Enchanted Evening

Christopher Hart, Sunday Times

 

“Don Holder’s beautiful lighting effects passing through all the colours of the rainbow”

Robert Gore-Langton, Mail on Sunday

 

“Richard Rodgers’ score is ripplingly lush and the hit songs are virtually non-stop – from the eerily seductive Bali H’ai to the aching romance of Some Enchanted Evening and the sex starved sailors’ song There is Nothing Like a Dame”

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