Bali Ha’i comes to Brigg

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Brigg Amateur Operatic Society are set to present their October show - South Pacific.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein epic centres on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II, who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept his mixed-race children.

A secondary romance, between a US Lieutenant and a young Tonkinese woman, explores his fears of the social consequences should he marry his Asian sweetheart.

And the show is packed with well-known songs including ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, ‘Younger than Springtime’, ‘Happy Talk’, ‘Bali Ha’i’, ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair’, and of course the two rousing men’s songs ‘Bloody Mary’ and ‘There is Nothing Like a Dame’.

The 2013 cast is, as always, strong and experienced.

Trudi Jackson plays the role of Nellie Forbush, a returning Andrew Dawson is Emile de Becque, Helena Hucklesby plays Bloody Mary, Ashley Bateson is Lt Cable and the comic role of Luther Billis is in the capable hands of Dave Arrand.

Playing her first role for the society is Becky Evans, who plays Liat, and the strong chorus contains several members, both male and female, who have played leading roles in the past.

South Pacific runs from Tuesday, October 22, to Saturday, October 26, with performances in the Westmoor Hall, Vale of Ancholme School, Brigg.

Tickets for the show are on sale from Brigg Beds - 01652 651828.