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tour of the sound of musicThe Sound of Music is touring again next year.

The last tour ended which ended its run in October 2016 was produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer with musical direction by David Steadman, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film version - the most successful movie musical in history.

Lucy O'Byrne will star as Maria, having performed the role in the same show previously. She will be joined by EastEnders actor Neil McDermott as Captain von Trapp. O'Byrne was a runner up in The Voice on BBC One. Since leaving the 2016 tour of The Sound of Music she has played  Fantine in Les Miserables in the West End. McDermott's is best known for portraying Ryan Malloy in the BBC television soap opera EastEnders. His musical theatre roles include Chief Weasel in The Wind in the Willows and Lord Farquaad in Shrek.

The Sound of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII. It has a timeless score which includes Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, My Favourite Things, Sixteen Going on Seventeen and Edelweiss and tells the tale of Maria (a nun who is constantly getting into mischief) and how her life changes when a widowed Austrian Navy Captain, Georg von Trapp, writes to the abbey asking for a governess for his seven children. Mother Abbess asks Maria to take the position on a probationary basis and a then the story unfolds.

Below are the dates we have so far with casting news and more venues to follow:

Dublin Bord Gais
19 December-6 January 2018
Bromley Churchill
9-13 January
Birmingham New Alexandra
16-20 January 2018
Glasgow King's
23-27 January
Coventry Belgrade
6-10 February
Cardiff New
13-17 February
Edinburgh Playhouse
20-24 February
Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
27 February-3 March
Southsea King's
6-10 March
Manchester Palace
13-17 March