Alison Cryer, UK Director, Samoa Tourism Authority commented “We are delighted to support the talented cast and team behind the production of the musical South Pacific as it opens in London. Samoa is often referred to as the ‘Treasured Islands of the South Pacific’ and offers UK visitors an authentic and affordable South Pacific option. We hope audiences in London and across the UK are inspired to visit Samoa and experience these wonderful islands for themselves. “
The islands of Samoa – The Treasured Islands of the South Pacific – are the true heart of Polynesia. Ten islands of stunning wild beauty, Samoa is paradise waiting to be explored. From powder soft beaches, to warm tropical seas, colourful coral reefs alive with marine life. The rugged, lush interiors reveal endless wildlife, waterfalls and hiking trails.
Take away all the natural beauty and entrancing landscape of these islands and you will still be left with the most fascinating aspect of a trip to Samoa, the people. Samoans are rightfully proud of Fa’a Samoa, the Samoan life and culture, and the motto and centre piece of its existence is family. Above all, Samoans have natural world class hospitality, journeying into a Samoan village you will find yourself the object of much attention and you will likely be lavished with fine food and a great deal of inquisition. The islands of Samoa are an idyllic twin centre option for any trip to New Zealand or Australia with short haul flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland available.
The musical South Pacific won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and is the most acclaimed production ever of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Director Bartlett Sher’s hailed production played to sold-out houses on Broadway for two years. This was the first Broadway production the Rodgers & Hammerstein Estate had allowed to be staged since the musical originally opened in 1949 and ran for almost five years. Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, the score includes Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Bali Ha’i, I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy, Younger than Springtime, Happy Talk and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame. After a seven-week run at the Barbican Theatre, which ends on 1 October, the production will go on a UK Tour, beginning on 12 October in Milton Keynes.