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When hula girls and naval lads featured on stage in Ipswich 1975

PUBLISHED: 11:32 04 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:46 04 June 2019

Hula girls in South Pacific in 1975  Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Hula girls in South Pacific in 1975 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

David Kindred

We take a look back at a performance of South Pacific in Ipswich 1975.

Do you remember the South Pacific performance in Ipswich 1975?  Picture: DAVID KINDREDDo you remember the South Pacific performance in Ipswich 1975? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

South Pacific has been performed countless times the world over since it first opened on Broadway in 1949 - composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan - and remains a great favourite with showgoers and am dram companies.

Two suave gentleman in uniform performing in South Pacific in 1975  Picture: DAVID KINDREDTwo suave gentleman in uniform performing in South Pacific in 1975 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Back in 1975 Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society were performing the show at Ipswich Gaumont - today the Regent - in St Helen's Street. They had also performed it back in 1965.

Do you remember the South Pacific performance in Ipswich 1975?  Picture: DAVID KINDREDDo you remember the South Pacific performance in Ipswich 1975? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

It was a truly colourful show, with singers and dancers peforming with gusto as they told the story of the nurse stationed on an idyllic South Pacific island during the Second World War, who falls in love with a plantation owner.

Actors playing the parts of men in the Navy in South Pacific in Ipswich 1975  Picture: DAVID KINDREDActors playing the parts of men in the Navy in South Pacific in Ipswich 1975 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

■ Do you remember the show - were you on stage? To share your memories, email charlotte.bond@archant.co.uk

Some of the chorus in South Pacific in 1975  Picture: DAVID KINDREDSome of the chorus in South Pacific in 1975 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Do you remember the South Pacific performance in Ipswich 1975?  Picture: DAVID KINDREDDo you remember the South Pacific performance in Ipswich 1975? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

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