Belfast is alive with the Sound of Music

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Bill Kenwright’s production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, is coming to the Grand Opera House for a magnificent two week run from Tuesday August 4 until Saturday August 15.

Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of 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.

Playing the iconic role of Maria von Trapp is Danielle Hope, who captured the hearts of the country when she won BBC Television’s Over the Rainbow and made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. Joining the company as Captain von Trapp is much-loved stage and television star Steven Houghton.

Well-known for his longstanding television roles in Coronation Street and London’s Burning.

Produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, musical direction by David Steadman, this wonderfully lavish new staging of the classic musical coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film version - the most successful movie musical in history.

The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘So Long, Farewell’ and of course, the title song, ‘The Sound of Music’.

Tickets are priced from £22.50 and can be purchased via telephone on 028 9024 1919, by visiting www.goh.co.uk or in person at the theatre’s Box Office located in the foyer.