It is one of the greatest family musicals of all time and now a lavish new production of The Sound of Music is set for a return to Cardiff’s New Theatre.
Playing the iconic role of Maria, is The Voice finalist Lucy O’Byrne. With Will.i.am as her mentor, in 2015 Lucy became the first classical signer to reach the final, impressing the nation with her stunning range.
She went on to win rave reviews for her performance as Maria in the 2016 UK touring production of The Sound of Music, being hailed as “quite possibly the best Maria since Julie Andrews herself” (The Scotsman). Following the tour Lucy won the coveted role of Fantine in Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables.
Joining Lucy as Captain Von Trapp is former EastEnders actor and West End star Neil McDermott.
The Sound of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, the Von Trapps, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of World War 2.
The score features Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell and the title song, The Sound of Music.
Produced by Bill Kenwright this critically acclaimed staging of the most heart-warming of musicals plays at the New Theatre from 13 – 17 February.
For full details and to book tickets, visit newtheatrecardiff.co.uk or call the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889.