Sound Of Music for Blackpool

Published: 16 December 2019
Reporter: David Upton

A new Sound of Music tour begins on January 10 in Dublin before coming to Blackpool Opera House February 18–22.

Playing the role of Maria will be Emilie Fleming who was a finalist in BBC One’s Over the Rainbow. Her musical theatre credits include the West End anniversary production of Les Misérables.

Andrew Lancel will reprise his role as Captain von Trapp. Welsh soprano Megan Llewellyn will play the role of Mother Abbess and will be joined by Howard Samuels (Max), Michael Anderson (Rolf), Nicole Farrar (Liesl), Alexander Evans (Herr Zeller) Zoe Ann Bown (Sister Margaretta), Georgina Hagen (Sister Berthe), Katie Shearman (Sister Sophia), Sophie Christine (Ursula), Olivia Alexander (Baroness Elberfeld), Jon de Ville (Franz), Wendy-Lee Purdy (Frau Schmidt), Paul Lavers (Admiral von Schreiber), Sam Tithecott (Baron Elberfeld) and Jack Churms (Swing).

The show 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 thea Broadway musical in 1959. The unforgettable score features "Edelweiss", "My Favourite Things", "Do-Re-Mi", "Climb Ev’ry Mountain", "So Long, Farewell" and the iconic title song.