Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Sound of Music extends tour; first casting confirmed

Bill Kenwright’s production of The Sound of Music has extended its UK tour to October 2016.

Starring Lucy O’Byrne as Maria, the tour recommences on Tuesday 18th May 2016 at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. O’Byrne's first album Debut will be released on 25th March 2016.

Joining O’Byrne in the cast for the new tour dates are: Duncan Smith (Max), Isla Carter (Baroness Elsa), Kane Verrall (Rolf), Annie Horn (Liesl), Zoe Ann Brown (Sister Margaretta), Kate Scott (Sister Berthe), Tammy Davies (Sister Sophia), Jude Neill (Ursula), Anouska Eaton (Baroness Elberfeld), Jon de Ville (Franz), Pippa Winslow (Frau Schmidt), Scott Ainslie (Admiral von Schreiber), Piers Bate (Baron Elberfeld) and Lewis Barnshaw with further casting to be announced.

The Sound of Music is directed by Martin Connor with choreography by Bill Deamer and musical direction by David Steadman. The show has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II plus book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

The score includes classic numbers such as ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’ and ‘So Long, Farewell’.

2016 Tour Dates

Tuesday 18 – Saturday 21 May 
Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 May 
Birmingham, Hippodrome

Tuesday 31 May – Saturday 11 June
Shrewsbury, Seven Theatre

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 28 June 
Llandudno, Venue Cymru 

Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 June 
Sunderland Empire 

Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 July 
Blackpool, Opera House 

Monday 11 – Saturday 16 July 
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre

Monday 25 – Saturday 30 July 
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre 

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 August 
Torquay, Princess Theatre 

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 August 
Truro, Hall for Cornwall 

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 August 
Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre 

Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 August 
Swansea, Grand Theatre

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 September 
Oxford, New Theatre 

Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 September
Plymouth, Theatre Royal 

Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October 
Dartford, Orchard Theatre 

Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 October
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre 

Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 October
Leicester, De Montfort Hall 

Photo Credit: Mark Yeoman 

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