Cardiff’s New Theatre is alive with The Sound of Music this week, with a lavish new production of the classic family musical.
Katie Shearman stood in for The Voice finalist Lucy O’Byrne in the lead role of Maria for tonight’s [Wednesday February 14th] performance, and excelled opposite Neil McDermott as Captain Von Trapp.
One of the stand-out performances of the night came from Megan Llewellyn as Mother Abbess, notably with her range and powerful delivery of Climb Ev’ry Mountain.
And the younger members of the cast, as the Von Trapp children, were charming and highly talented.
The Sound of Music is based on the true story of the singing family, the Von Trapps, leading to their escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of Hitler’s 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.
This heart-warming musical is a treat for all the family, and can be seen at the New Theatre until Saturday. There are evening performances at 7.30pm each day, with 2.30pm matinees on Thursday and Saturday.
For full details and to book tickets, visit newtheatrecardiff.co.uk or call the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889.
Review by Ruth Simons