Danielle Hope to star in the Sound of Music UK Tour
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production which opens on Thursday 15 January at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and then moves to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton to commence a major national tour.
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. Danielle has since played Eponine in Les Misérables in London’s West End and Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, musical direction by David Steadman, this wonderfully lavish new staging of the classic musical coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film version – the most successful movie musical in history.
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 Sound of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing 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 WWII.
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 title song, ‘The Sound of Music’.
Further star casting to be announced soon.
Bill Kenwright presents a new production of The Sound of Music
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 2015 UK TOUR DATES
Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 January Bromley, Churchill Theatre
Wednesday 21 – Saturday 31 January Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
Monday 2 – Saturday 14 February Sheffield, Lyceum Theatres
Monday 16 – Saturday 28 February Glasgow, King’s Theatre
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 14 March Carlisle, Sands Theatre
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 28 March Cardiff, New Theatre
Monday 30 March – Saturday 11 April New Wimbledon Theatre
Monday 13 – Saturday 25 April Hull New Theatre
Monday 25 May – Saturday 6 June Milton Keynes Theatre
Monday 8 – Saturday 20 June Woking, New Victoria Theatre
Monday 22 June – Saturday 4 July Bristol Hippodrome
Tuesday 7 – Saturday 18 July Eastbourne, Congress Theatre
Monday 20 July – Saturday 1 August Leeds Grand Theatre