The hills are alive, with the sound of music….
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant the young and the young at heart. This wonderfully lavish new staging tells the true story of the world-famous Von Trapp singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWll.
Lucy O’Byrne, fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, plays the role of Maria. She became the competition’s runner-up in 2015, impressing the nation and chart topper will.i.am with her stunning vocal range. Award-winning TV and stage leading man Andrew Lancel plays the dashing Captain von Trapp. Lancel, who is best known to TV audiences for his portrayal of evil businessman Frank Foster in Coronation Street and the role of DI Neil Manson in The Bill, drew critical acclaim in the title role of the West End production Epstein – The Man Who Made the Beatles.
The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on screen and stage, including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long Farewell, and of course, The Sound of Music.
You guessed it I’m here at the Orchard Theatre reviewing The Sound of music on stage.
If you’re like me and enjoyed the film, Julie Andrews and finding out that the TV runner-up in the Voice UK, Lucy O’Byrne, is playing the part, I’m hoping for a fantastic Maria.
As a young girl seeing it on TV and now seeing it played live in front of me. Feeling the meanings of the songs and seeing the changes in the von Trapp family through song and play was beautifully heart-warming and amusing!
Have to say how cute the children are and how fantastic their singing is.
To see what the political impact had on Austria, you either obey or be set upon by the Nazi’s.
I loved how the stage changed so brilliant; the actors worked so well together appeared natural.
In conclusion, it’s a fantastic heartwarming play, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
If you get the chance to see it, do its fantastic !