Pacific Overtures is the 9th musical by acclaimed American composer Stephen Sondheim, and the play revolves around the arrival of the United States in Japan in 1853. Pacific Overtures musical features Sondheim's magical numbers like Someone in a Tree, Pretty Lady, and A Bowler Hat. While the creation has been done in an Eastern style, with the help of the Umeda Arts Theatre, the perspective is quite Western. The story stars theatre stalwarts like Kanako Nakano from My Neighbour Totoro, Saori Oda from The King and I, and Takuro Ohno from The Phantom of the Opera.
In 1853, the United States decided to send an expedition to the untouched, floating nation of Nippon or Japan. Before this voyage, the Japanese had lived in peaceful isolation for centuries. What happens when new concepts and ideas start infiltrating the traditional and serene nation? Watch Pacific Overtures in London to find out!
Menier Chocolate Factory is an Off-West End Theatre that was converted from a chocolate factory, hence the name. Featuring an industrial aesthetic, the theatre is known for its cosy and intimate seating. Menier Chocolate Factory has played host to live music shows, stand-up comedy acts, and productions like Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music. The theatre has also won several awards including the Peter Brook/Empty Space Up and Coming Venue Awards.
Seating Capacity: 180
Address: Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Tube: The closest tube station is the London Bridge Underground Station, served by the Jubilee and Northern lines.
Bus: Lines servicing the area include 133, 141, 21 and 381.
Available Facilities: Restrooms, Bar, Cloakroom, Gift Shop, First Aid
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessibility, Access Toilets, Step-Free Access, Concession Tickets
Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, that the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.
The cost of Pacific Overtures London tickets starts from £66 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.
Pacific Overtures musical opened on 25th November 2023 at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Pacific Overtures is playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London and opened on 25th November 2023.
The running time of Pacific Overtures is 1 hour 45 minutes with no interval.
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