Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures

Menier Chocolate Factory

  • Booking until: To be announced
  • Running time: 1h 45m (no interval)
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Pacific Overtures description

"Entertaining and thought-provoking" - The Times

"A blast" - The Week

One of Stephen Sondheim’s most ambitious creations comes to the Chocolate Factory in a co-production with Umeda Arts Theater in Japan, where it has already been a huge success in Tokyo and Osaka. The story of the arrival of the West in 1853 in isolated Japan is seen from a western perspective but played in an eastern style. The score is filled with some of Sondheim’s most ravishing music, including ‘Someone in a Tree’, ‘Pretty Lady’ and ‘A Bowler Hat’.

Pacific Overtures completes the Menier’s trilogy of Weidman/Sondheim musicals following their productions of Assassins and Road Show.

Playing at Menier Chocolate Factory

51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU GB (venue info)

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Important information

Contains some loud noises and some smoke affects. Strictly no latecomers or readmission.