Friday, 17 October 2014

Further casting confirmed for Leicester Curve's The Sound of Music; meet the cast

Following last night's gossip, further casting has been confirmed for the Leicester Curve's production of The Sound of Music. 

Marking his final production at the Curve as Artistic Director, Paul Kerryson will direct Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Michael French (Captain Von Trapp), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Maria Rainer, pictured right), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt) and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber).

The production opens on 3rd December (previews from 28th November) and runs until 17th January. Full casting, including children from Curve’s community cast, will be announced shortly.

Meet The Cast

Emma Clifford plays Baroness Elsa Schraeder. Her theatre credits include Batman Live (UK & US tour), Twelfth Night (Old Rep Theatre Birmingham and international tour), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (Bristol Old Vic) and Much Ado About Nothing (RSC). For television, her work includes Upstairs Downstairs; and for film, John Carter, Pelican Blood and Vampire Killers.

Michael French plays Captain Von Trapp. For theatre, his work includes in the West End – West Side Story (Her Majesty’s Theatre),Radio Times (Queens Theatre), Les Miserables (Palace Theatre), Sacred Heart (Royal Court Upstairs), Art (Wyndham’s Theatre) andChicago (Adelphi Theatre). His television work includes EastEnders (series regular David Wicks), Casualty and Holby City (series regular Nick Jordan), Crime Traveller, The Fabulous Bagel Boys, The Gentleman Thief, and Born and Bred (series regular Tom Gilder).

Emma Harrold plays Liesl Von Trapp. Her theatre credits Happy Days (UK Tour), The Fantasticks (Jermyn Street Theatre), Hamlisch (St. James Theatre), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Union Theatre).

Laura Pitt-Pulford returns to Curve to play Maria. She recently performed in Piaf and Hello Dolly!. Her other theatre credits includeThe Return of the Soldier (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Light Princess (National Theatre), A Man of No Importance (Salisbury Playhouse), Mack and Mabel and Parade (Southwark Playhouse), title role in Sweet Charity (Belfast MAC), The Little Prince (Lyric Belfast), Guys and Dolls (the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Clwyd Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse) and Copacabana (Watermill Theatre, Newbury).

Lucy Schaufer returns to Curve to play Mother Abbess, having previously appeared in The Light in the Piazza. Her other credits includeOn the Town (English National Opera, Théatre du Châtelet in Paris), The Firebrand of Florence (Barbican/BBC Symphony Orchestra),Sweeney Todd (Opera North), One Touch of Venus and Lady in the Dark (ENCORES! New York), Very Warm for May (Carnegie Hall) andGreat Performances: Ira Gershwin at 100 – A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (PBS Television).

Jack Wilcox returns to Curve to play Rolf Gruber. He previously appeared in 42nd Street. His other theatre work includes West Side Story (UK tour), Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre and Palace Theatre), Shoes (Peacock Theatre) and Wicked (Apollo Victoria).

Photo Credit: Roy Tan

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