Tribute to last Trapp singer at Castle Theatre

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A production of The Sound of Music will be performed at The Castle theatre, Wellingborough, next week.

Last month the last of the Trapp Family Singers, whose story inspired the famous musical, died at the age of 99 in Vermont, in the US. There will be a small tribute to her in the show programme for this production.

The musical is being performed by Wellingborough Amateur Operatic Society.

The hit film of the musical starring Julie Andrews made the Von Trapp story famous.

Maria leaves the Nonnberg Abbey to go to work as governess to the seven children of Captain Von Trapp, a retired officer from the Austrian Navy. Her love of music transforms and saves the family in more ways than one.

The show is full of much-loved songs The Sound of Music, My Favourite Things, Do Re Mi, I have Confidence, Sixteen Going on Seventeen and Edelweiss to name just a few.

In this performance Maria is played by Hannah Taylor and Captain Von Trapp is played by John Simpson.

Performances will take place from Tuesday, March 11, to Saturday, March 15, at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available from the Castle box office on 01933 270007 or on line