Bill Kenwright’s touring production of the classic The Sound of Music has been extended into the autumn.
The staging of the much loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical which stars Will.i.am’s protege from last year’s The Voice, Lucy O’Byrne, in the iconic role of Maria opened in December last year.
The tour will be back on the road on 18 May at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre where it will remain until 21 May. It will then play the Birmingham Hippodrome (24–28 May), Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury (31 May–11 June), Venue Cymru, Llandudno (14–28 June), Sunderland Empire (21–25 June), Blackpool Opera House (5–9 July), Cheltenham Everyman Theatre (11–16 July), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (25–30 July), Princess Theatre, Torquay (2–6 August), Hall for Cornwall, Truro (9–13 August), Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre (16–20 August), Swansea Grand Theatre (23–27 August), Oxford New Theatre (6–10 September), Plymouth Theatre Royal (13–17 September), Dartford Orchard Theatre (27 September–1 October), Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (4–8 October) and Leicester’s De Montfort Hall (11–15 October).
Directed by Martin Connor and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, with musical direction by David Steadman, the production has coincided with the 50th anniversary of the much-loved film version.
Joining O’Byrne on stage are Duncan Smith, Isla Carter, Kane Verrall, Annie Horn, Zoe Ann Brown, Kate Scott, Tammy Davies, Jude Neill, Anouska Eaton, Jon de Ville, Pippa Winslow, Scott Ainslie, Piers Bate and Lewis Barnshaw. Further casting is to be announced.