It has been 50 years since the magical movie musical became one of the world’s favourite things - but the sensational show is stopping off at MK Theatre to wow crowds with a perfect production.
Telling the extraordinary story of novice nun Maria who joined the von Trapp family as a governess to the children before falling truly, madly, deeply in love with the captain.
But with a world war imminent and the rise of the Nazi party in Germany an ever growing menace, life in their beloved Austria, a country on the brink of being swallowed up by the Third Reich, became as dangerous as it was romantic.
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The details of the family’s search for happiness through to their thrilling escape to freedom was told in Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, which inspired Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse to create the original Broadway musical in 1959.
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. Playing the iconic role of Maria von Trapp in this magnificent new production 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.
Well-known for his longstanding television roles in Coronation Street and London’s Burning, Olivier-Award nominated actor Steven Houghton is Captain von Trapp.
Joining Danielle and Steven and the rest of a talented cast are West End stars Jan Hartley as the Mother Abbess and Sarah Soetaert as Baroness Elsa Schrader.
The Sound of Music is perfect entertainment for the start of summer at Milton Keynes Theatre!
The show runs from tonight, until Saturday. Tickets: £19.50 - £37 when booking in person at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office - for full details when booking on-line or over the phone visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes