Pacific Overtures Tickets
Nippon. The Floating Kingdom.
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.
Age restrictionTo be confrimed
Running time1 hour 45 mins (no interval)
Performance dates25 Nov 2023 - 24 Feb 2024
ContentSome loud noises and some smoke affects.
There is no admittance into the theatre if you are late and no re-admission should you leave the auditorium.
Venue InformationMenier Chocolate Factory53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Upcoming Performance Times
News / Casting
Full Casting Announced For Pacific Overtures
First premiering in 1976, Sondheim and Weidman’s Pacific Overtures is an ambitious exploration into the historical and cultural interactions between Japan and the Western World. The critically acclaimed production has now announced full casting for the Menier Chocolate Factory run.
Pacific Overtures completes Menier’s trilogy of Weidman/Sondheim musicals, following their productions of Assassins and Road Show. The production opens on December 4, with previews starting on November 25, and runs until February 24. Book your Pacific Overtures tickets now!
23 Oct, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas