The Sound of Music UK tour is returning to the stage in 2018, with tickets on sale right now. The show is produced by Bill Kenwright, with David Steadman acting as musical director and Martin Conner as director. Bill Deamer, Olivier Award winner, is choreographing the show.
The fresh staging of the classic musical comes along during the 50th anniversary of the film.
The Sound of Music tells the true story of the famous von Trapp singing family, from their humble beginnings to their escape from Austria in World War II.
The talented cast of the lavish production includes:
- Lucy O’Byrne as Maria.
- Andrew Lancel as Captain Von Trap.
- Duncan Smith as Max.
- Lucy Van Gasse as Baroness Elsa.
- Kane Verrall as Rolf.
- Annie Horn as Liesl.
- Jon de Ville as Franz.
- Alexander Evans as Her Zeller.
- Scott Ainslie as Admiral von Schreiber.
- Zoe Ann Brown as Sister Margaretta.
- Kate Scott as Sister Berthe.
- Tammy Davies as Sister Sophia.
- Jude Neill as Ursula.
- Anouska Eaton as Baroness Elberfeld.
- Pippa Winslow as Frau Schmidt.
- Piers Bate as Baron Elberfled.
Lucy O’Byrne appeared on The Voice, earning the runner-up position in 2015. Andrew Lancel, award-winning TV and theatre actor, is best known for his role as Frank Foster on the show Coronation Street. His performance in the West End production of Epstein – The Man Who Made the Beatles was met with critical acclaim.
The show features some of the most memorable songs from The Sound of Music, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “So Long Farewell,” and “The Sound of Music.”.
The Sound of Music is set in Austria just before the Anschluss, and tells the story of Maria. Maria took a job as the governess to a prominent family and is considering becoming a nun. Over time, Maria falls in love with the children and Captain von Trapp, their father. The family makes a plan to flee Austria.
The original 1959 Broadway production of the show starred Theodore Bikel and Mary Martin. The production won five Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical. The show moved to London in 1961 at the Palace Theatre. The Sound of Music has seen several revivals since then, and was adapted into a film in 1965. The film, which starred Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews, would go on to become one of the best-selling musical films of all time.
The musical was the last one to be written by Rodgers and Hammerstein before his death.