Bill Kenwright’s production of The Sound Of Music has added dates to the current UK tour.
This magnificent new production, which has won critical and public acclaim since it opened in January, will also play a Christmas season at The Lowry, Salford Quays.
It all began with the story of the Trapp Family Singers and Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, which inspired Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse to create a Broadway musical in 1959.
The Sound of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII.
The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘So Long, Farewell’ and of course, the title song, ‘The Sound of Music’.
This wonderfully lavish new staging of the classic musical coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film version – the most successful movie musical in history.
Playing the iconic role of Maria von Trapp is Danielle Hope, who won BBC Television’s Over the Rainbow and made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.
Danielle has since played Eponine in Les Misérables in London’s West End and Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
London’s Burning TV star Steve Houghton plays Captain von Trapp. The Olivier-Award nominated actor has also taken on leading roles in Spend Spend Spend, Blood Brothers, White Christmas, Martin Guerre and Grease.
Casting for the Christmas season at The Lowry, Salford Quays to be announced.
Until April 11, New Wimbledon Theatre April 13-25, Hull New Theatre May 25-June 6, Milton Keynes Theatre June 8-20, New Victoria Theatre, Woking June 22-July 4, Bristol Hippodrome July 7-18, Eastbourne, Congress Theatre July 20-August 1, Leeds Grand Theatre August 4-15, Grand Opera House, Belfast August 17-29, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin August 31-September 12, Theatre Royal, Newcastle September 14-19, Empire Theatre, Liverpool December 14–January 2, The Lowry, Salford Quays.
The Sound Of Music moves into New Wimbledon Theatre: