Fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, LUCY O’BYRNE joins the company of Bill Kenwright’s spectacular five-star production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC as Maria von Trapp.
Lucy, who hails from Dublin, became a household name earlier this year when she shot to success as a finalist in the live shows of the TV talent show. With chart-topper Will.i.am as her mentor, and biggest fan, Lucy made history as the first classical singer to reach the final, impressing the nation with her stunning vocal range. Now, having recently performed at the BBC Proms, she makes her debut as the young postulant at The Broadway, Peterborough this December.
Produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, musical direction by David Steadman, this wonderfully lavish 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 Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘So Long, Farewell’ and of course, the title song, ‘The Sound of Music’.
Photo: Mark Yeoman
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – UK TOUR DATES
Wednesday 2 – Saturday 12 December
Peterborough, Broadway Theatre Website: www.thebroadwaypeterborough.co.uk
Monday 14 December – Saturday 2 January
The Lowry, Salford Quays Website: www.thelowry.com
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 January
Edinburgh Playhouse Website: www.atgtickets.com
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 January
Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre Website: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
Monday 18 – Saturday 23 January
Stoke-on-Trent, Regent Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 February
Malvern Theatres Website: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 February
High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan Website: www.wycombeswan.co.uk
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 February
Ipswich, Regent Theatre Website: www.ipswichregent.com
Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 May
Birmingham, Hippodrome Website: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Further tour dates to be announced