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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH A NEW ‘VOICE’ – THE VOICE FINALIST LUCY O’BYRNE STEPS INTO ICONIC ROLE OF MARIA

Published by: Carolin Kopplin on 28th Sep 2015 | View all blogs by Carolin Kopplin

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Fresh from her success on BBC One’s The VoiceLUCY 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’. 

Bill Kenwright presents a new production of

The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II          Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Suggested by ‘The Trapp Family Singers’ by Maria Augusta Trapp.

Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe www.rnh.com

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC – UK TOUR DATES

 

Wednesday 2 – Saturday 12 December                           Box Office: 01733 822 225

Peterborough, Broadway Theatre                     Website: www.thebroadwaypeterborough.co.uk 

Monday 14 December – Saturday 2 January  Box Office: 0843 208 6000

The Lowry, Salford Quays                                      Website: www.thelowry.com 

Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 January                                          Box Office: 0844 871 3014

Edinburgh Playhouse                                                               Website: www.atgtickets.com 

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 January                      Box Office: 01224 641122

Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre                      Website: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com 

Monday 18 – Saturday 23 January                      Box Office: 0844 871 7649

Stoke-on-Trent, Regent Theatre                        Website: www.atgtickets.com 

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 February                     Box Office: 01684 892 277

Malvern Theatres                                                     Website: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk 

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 February                   Box Office: 01494 512000

High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan                        Website: www.wycombeswan.co.uk 

Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 February                   Box Office: 01473 433100

Ipswich, Regent Theatre                                        Website: www.ipswichregent.com 

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 May                                            Box Office: 0844 338 5000

Birmingham, Hippodrome                                     Website: www.birminghamhippodrome.com 

Further tour dates to be announced

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1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 2 years ago
    Thanks for the update, Carolin. It's certainly the season for big tour announcements with Footloose and Billy Elliott doing the rounds in 2016!
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