About This Show

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.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 25 November 2023 Opening Night: 04 December 2023 Final Performance: 25 February 2024
Location: Menier Chocolate Factory, Outer London

51-53 Southwark Street,

Outer London,


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WhatsOnStage Review

| | 05 December 2023
The Umeda Arts Theater co-production runs until 24 February