The Von Trapps are coming

The Wolds are alive with the Sound of Music this month
The Wolds are alive with the Sound of Music this month

THE Wolds will be alive with the Sound of Music as the popular musical takes to the stage at Louth’s Riverhead Theatre.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production of The Sound of Music first appeared on the stage in 1959, on Broadway starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.

The musical was a brilliant success and since then it has appeared on stages all over the world. In 1965 it was adapted for film, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, topping box offices worldwide and winning five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Now it is the Louth Playgoers who try to solve the problem of Maria.

Based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp – The Story of the Trapp Family Singers – the show follows postulant nun Maria Rainer, who leaves the convent to become a governess for the seven children of Captain Georg von Trapp.

She introduces music back into the house and love blossoms.

But it is a time of war and the family must make a daring escape.

Featuring many well-loved songs – My Favourite Things, Edelweiss and Maria – The Sound of Music opens on Wednesday, May 16, and runs to Saturday, May 26.

Tickets are available from the box office on 01507 600350, open 10am-1pm.