Review: The Sound Of Music at Bristol’s Hippodrome

PUBLISHED: 09:28 25 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:28 25 June 2015

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

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SPINE-TINGLING vocals and dainty dancing were some of the highlights during The Sound Of Music in Bristol.

The polished production was a real treat, featuring the film’s classic songs.

The set was truly magical with much of the play focusing around the Von Trapp family’s grand staircase or inside Nonnberg Abbey, with light beaming through its stained glass windows.

For those who are not aware of the plot The Sound Of Music is based on the true story of a nun called Maria, who was given the task of caring for seven young children in the Austrian hills for Captain Georg von Trapp.

When she first arrives the Captain is a strict father, spending little time with his children, but Maria soon softens his hard exterior and the pair fall in love.

The story is set at the beginning of Worle War Two and have to leave the country due to the Captain’s strong opposition to Nazism - culminating in a grand escape plan.

Maria was played by Jessica Daley on Tuesday night after a cast change and she played the kind-hearted character perfectly.

Mother Abbess stole the show with incredible high notes one of the most enchanting events of the night came from a dance between the eldest Von Trapp child, Liesl, and her love interest Rolf.

For anyone who has fond memories of the 1960s film this show is a must-see. It is full of heart-warming moments and the costumes, scenery, music and vocals are flawless throughout.

The show is on now until July 4, with performances at 7.30pm each evening and matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Tickets, priced £23.40-48.90, are available on 08448 713012 or via

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