Bristol comes alive with the Sound Of Music

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 April 2015

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

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THE stage is set to come alive with one of the world's most magical musicals as The Sound Of Music comes to Bristol.

The well known tale tells 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 arrives at the estate Maria discovers the house is pristinely kept, and the Captain’s children spend their time dressed in smart uniforms, following their strict father’s every order.

At first the children are unhappy about Maria’s arrival, but as she begins to teach them to play, dance and, most importantly, sing, they quickly can’t imagine life without her.

The story is set at the beginning of World War One and the family get into trouble when the Captain, strongly opposed to Nazism, orders them to leave the country.

The show is based on Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography and was made famous when Julie Andrews starred as Maria in the 1965 film.

Since then the story has been adapted multiple times to be performed on the stage, including a version by Andrew Lloyd Webber, in which he held open auditions for the central role for his TV show, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Now, Danielle Hope is taking on the role of Maria after several stints in London’s West End, including taking on the role of Eponine in Les Misérables and the narrator in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Steven Houghton, well-known for his role as Jeff Cullen in Coronation Street will play Captain von Trapp.

This version of the show has many of the film’s recognisable songs, including Do-Re-Mi, My Favourite Things and, of course, The Sound Of Music.

The show will run from June 22 to 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 www.atgtickets.com

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