South Pacific and the £1,000 goal
Actors and actresses from The Renaissance Theatre Company are performing the award winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, South Pacific at the beautiful St Mary in the Castle on Hastings seafront. And this year, they want to raise at least £1,000 from their performances, as it would mean they’ve raised £30,000 for St Michael’s Hospice since 2009, especially as the hospice is celebrating its 30 Year Anniversary. Tuula Ward writes.
Renaissance Theatre Company are locally based actors and actress – many of whom have professional theatre backgrounds – and who are, most importantly, friends. They joined together again after several years following the tragic loss of two very good friends and fellow performers in 2009.
Renaissance Theatre Company performs to raise much needed funds for local charity St Michael’s Hospice and the Shazzie Sparkle Trust, raising in excess of £29,100.00 since 2009 for these charities, of which they are extremely proud.
Please help them hit the 30k mark this year by supporting this event and enjoying a fabulous evening of entertainment.
South Pacific: the musical
Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man right out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it’s hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat, who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical Thanksgiving show. As the war gets closer, the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes a serious drama against a backdrop of love, racism and forgiveness.
The wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is as relevant today as it was when it was written in 1958; classic songs include: Nothing Like a Dame, Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair and Bali Hai.
South Pacific: St Mary in the Castle on Hastings sea front on Thursday 6 April, Friday 7 April and Saturday 8 April. Performances at 7.30pm. Box office opens at 6.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Unreserved seating and remember – if you intend to make the most of the wonderful view and acoustics upstairs in the balcony, we suggest you bring a cushion for comfort!
For more details and up to date information please like us on our Facebook Page, The Renaissance Theatre Company. Tickets are available each night on the door or beforehand from Hastings Information Centre, (next to Iceland opposite the fountain on seafront) Breeds Place, Hastings. Telephone: 01424 451111.
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