THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 July, 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
One of the greatest musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, is about to return to Eastbourne.
It will run at The Congress Theatre from Monday July 13 – Saturday July 18 in an exciting new production guaranteed to make it one of your Favourite Things this summer.
Playing the iconic role of Maria von Trapp is Danielle Hope, who captured the hearts of the country when she won BBC Television’s Over The Rainbow and made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.
She has since played Eponine in Les Misérables in London’s West End and Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Joining the company as Captain von Trapp is stage and television star Steven Houghton.
Well-known for his longstanding television roles in Coronation Street and London’s Burning, Olivier-Award nominated actor Steven has taken on leading roles in Spend Spend Spend, Blood Brothers, White Christmas, Martin Guerre and Grease.
The unforgettable score from the world’s most successful musical features the ever-popular songs such as Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell, and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music.
Based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers and Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, The Sound of Music recounts Maria and the Captain’s romance and their thrilling escape to freedom as Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the beginning of WWII.
This special stage adaptation, which is currently on a UK-wide tour, is produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, with musical direction by David Steadman, and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film’s release in 1965 and has received rave reviews for its talented cast, lavish sets and stunning choreography.
The touring cast also includes Jan Hartley as Mother Abbess, Sarah Soetaert as Baroness Elsa Schrader, Howard Samuels as Max, Grace Chapman as Liesl, Luke George as Rolf, Kate Milner Evans as Frau Schmidt and Martin Dickinson as Admiral Von Schreiber.
It’s an unusual experience to be in the audience of a musical where almost everyone watching knows all the words to every single song, but this is likely to happen when the show is presented at The Congress.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s score features iconic number after iconic number, from Climb Ev’ry Mountain all the way through to the soundtrack song with the legendary line “the hills are alive with the sound of music...”
The touring production
Don’t miss this magnificent production of The Sound of Music at Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre from July 13-18 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm. Tickets £18.50 - £38.50, Concessions £3 off, Under 16s Half price (Max 2 per full price adult), Groups 10+ £3 off, 20+ £4 off, 50+ £5 off (apply top 3 prices only). To book, call Box Office on 01323 412000 or book online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk