Monday, 6 January 2020

Full cast announced for UK tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC


Bill Kenwright’s production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time THE SOUND OF MUSIC returns. 1

This musical masterpiece tells the true story of the world-famous Trapp 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 the Second World War. 

Playing the role of Maria will be Emilie Fleming. Emilie became a household name when she was a finalist in BBC One’s Over the Rainbow with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Her musical theatre credits include the West End’s 20th Anniversary production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. 

Andrew Lancel will reprise his role as Captain von Trapp. Andrew is best known as super-villain Frank Foster in Coronation Street, a role that earned him a 'Villain of the Year' award at the British Soap Awards. He also played DI Neil Manson in the long-running ITV television series The Bill. His numerous stage credits include Bill Kenwright’s touring productions of The Small Hand and Twelve Angry Men. Andrew starred in The Man Who Made The Beatles in Liverpool and London, and most recently appeared on stage in the UK tour of The Lady Vanishes.

Welsh soprano Megan Llewellyn will play the role of Mother Abbess and will be joined by Howard Samuels as Max, Michael Anderson as Rolf, Nicole Farrar as Liesl, Alexander Evans as Herr Zeller, Zoe Ann Bown as Sister Margaretta, Georgina Hagen as Sister Berthe, Katie Shearman as Sister Sophia, Sophie Christine as Ursula, Olivia Alexander as Baroness Elberfeld, Jon de Ville as Franz, Wendy-Lee Purdy as Frau Schmidt, Paul Lavers as Admiral von Schreiber, Sam Tithecott as Baron Elberfeld and Jack Churms is Swing.

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 unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell and of course, the iconic title song, The Sound of Music.

This wonderfully lavish staging of the classic musical has delighted audiences and critics alike. Produced by Bill Kenwright, it is directed by Martin Connorand choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, with musical direction by Jeremy Wootton.
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