THE SOUND OF MUSIC EXTENDS ITS RUN AT REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE TO 14 SEPTEMBER 2013‏

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

SEASON EXTENDED TO 14 SEPTEMBER

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers”

by Maria Augusta Trapp

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has today announced that The Sound of Music will extend its run by one week to Saturday 14 September 2013.

Now in the third week of its run, and having already taken £1.75million at the box office, the show has become the highest grossing production in the history of the theatre.

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Acclaimed by the press and the public alike, Charlotte Wakefield received exemplary notices for her performance as Maria.

The 22-year old was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 2010 for her lead performance in Spring Awakening and prior to The Sound of Music played the role of Sophie in the International Tour, and subsequently the West End production, of Mamma Mia!

The cast also includes Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier as Captain von Trapp, Helen Hobson as Mother Abbess, Michael Matus as Max Detweiler, Caroline Keiff as Elsa Schraeder, Faye Bookes as Liesl and Joshua Tonks as Rolf Gruber.

The Sound of Music is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh who, prior to her tenure as Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep (2006-2010), directed numerous productions at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.  Set and costume designs are by Peter McKintosh (Olivier Award, Best Costume Design for Crazy for You in 2011).

The creative team also includes Alistair David (Choreographer), Stephen Ridley (Musical Director), Tim Mitchell (Lighting Designer), Chris Walker (Orchestrator), Nick Lidster for Autograph (Sound Design), Pippa Ailion (Casting Director) and Jessica Ronane (Children’s Casting Director).

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For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

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The Sound of Music

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Extended until 14 September 2013

Evening performances (Monday – Saturday): 7.45pm (Gates 6.15pm).

Matinee performances (Thursday and Saturday): 2.15pm (Gates 1.15pm).

Running time: Approximately 2 hours 25 minutes (including a 20 minute interval).

Tickets £25 – £45

Premium tickets £55 (including wine and programme)

Box Office: 0844 826 4242

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