Review: South Pacific at Princess Theatre, Torquay
Running until Saturday, November 29
What a show! From when the orchestra started playing until the finale you were lost in an enthralling love story.
Set in the Second World War in the South Pacific, it showed love blossoming between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who was being courted for a dangerous military mission.
The singing was fantastic and Peter Clement who played Emile sounded just like Rossano Brazzi in the original film.
Helen Haviland was a delightful Nellie and sang amazingly. We shared her roller coaster relationship with Emile which tugged at the heart strings!
His two children were adorable and quite easily stole the show. Penny Daw who played Bloody Mary was hilarious and had the audience in stitches.
The cast were very energetic dancing and singing and the comedy was brilliant.
The scenery was magnificent and the changes were done very cleverly and quickly.
The song This Nearly was Mine made me have goosebumps and a big lump in my throat, but the story had a happy ending which is what we all hoped for.
I could have quite easily sat through it all again. This production was put on by Torquay Opera Society who should be proud of such a talented company.
By Frances Smith
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