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Come and see the Classic Cinema & Culinary Club 2018 Premier event “South Pacific” on the UK’s largest combined mobile stage and screen. This iconic movie will be shown in its full original Cinemascope format plus room for the lyrics to all the songs so you can sing along to some of the best songs in the history of musicals.
A fully immersive fusion of classic cinema and superb food with menus designed by Jean Christophe Novelli to bring a fabulous culinary experience to all our guests.
Our evening also includes dynamic entertainment, a celebration of pyro musical genius and a personal appearance by Jean Christophe Novelli himself. Don’t miss this exciting event all set in the stunning grounds of Wormsley Estate
Given the recent cancer scare with Jean-Christophe Novelli’s young son Valentino, who has recently been given the all clear for cancer after much stress and worry for Jean and his family, The award winning 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and 4 consecutive Michelin Stars, who is also dubbed “the nations favourite French Chef” and AA Chefs Chef of the year is throwing his weight into support behind the Classic Cinema & Culinary Clubs event to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Jean began his exciting career at the tender age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France, before becoming the private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild at the age of 19 in Paris before moving to Great Britain in 1983 to start his very exciting journey.
The Pulitzer Prize winning book ‘Tales of the South Pacific’ became one of the most-lush musical movies in Hollywood history. It began life on the Broadway stage under brilliant stage director Joshua Logan but why did he want to make it a film first and Rodgers & Hammerstein insist on putting it on stage before hitting the silver screen? How is it the stars of the hit Broadway show, Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, never made the movie? The leading roles were given to a relatively unknown Hollywood actress and Italian actor who couldn’t even sing! Where did Doris Day fit into the casting? What did Joshua Logan the film’s director desperately want to change after the release of the film but was refused by the studio? All this a more behind-the-scenes tales of the making of ‘South Pacific’ as Rodgers & Hammerstein doyen, Strictly Come Dancing star, Russell Grant, reveals all on-the-night.
Authentic Polynesian music and dynamic dance performed by the incredible “Beats of Polynesia”
A spectacular pyro-musical finale choreographed to the score from our featured musical designed by our world class award winning pyro-technicians.