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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II / Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse
Directed by Jean Franks
18 – 23 October 2004

A tuneful, heartwarming story based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Maria, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.


Maria Rainer – Jenny Tallowin-Snee
Sister Berthe – Janet Pearce
Sister Margaretta – Annette Marchant
Sister Sophia – Polly Owen
Mother Abbess Audrey Christianson
Captain Georg Von Trapp – David Maun
Franz – Ian Giles
Frau Schmidt – Marion Ellis

Liesl – Katy Pearce
Friedrich – Scott Godfrey/Thomas Grant
Louisa – Jenny Thompson/Lucy Larner
Kurt – Harry Williams/Jim Lumsden
Brigitta – Eloise Hunt/Cozette Leese
Marta – Gabriella Pharo/Rianne Neal
Gretyl – Maeve-Anne Allen/Saskia Leese

Rolf Gruber – Benjamin Stevens
Elsa Schraeder – Janette Cattell
Ursula – Samantha Langford
Max Detweiler – John Summers
Herr Zeller – Peter Richardson
Baron Elberfeld – Clive Madel
Baroness Elberfeld – Carol Butler
New Postulant – Anne Lecomber
Admiral Von Schreiber – Tom Ellis

Nuns and Postulants: Sophie Balderson, Jean Bawcutt, Claire Cunningham, Carol Butler, Pauline Ellard, Marion Ellis, Melinda Hunt, Samantha Langford, Anne Lecomber, Shirley Tallowin

Cloistered Nuns’ Choir: Marian Andrews, Angela Arnell, Janette Cattell, Alison Clinch, Hilda Humphreys, Susan Lowe, Sue Moseley, Jacqui O’Connor

Partygoers/Festival Contestants/Soldiers: Sophie Balderson, Jean Bawcutt, Claire Cunningham, Pauline Ellard, Barry Hooper, Melinda Hunt, Samantha Langford, Clive Madel, Ken Swan, Brian White

Understudy to Jenny Tallowin-Snee – Polly Owen
Understudy to Polly Owen – Samantha Langford


Musical Director – Andy Hall
Choreographer – Yvonne Pearl
Set Designer – Colin Burring
Lighting Designer – Peter Bennett
Stage Managers – David Tallowin, Steve Lovell
Costume – Christine Angell, Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Production Assistant – Angela Arnell
Musicians – Andy Hall, Graham Durrant
Sound – Bill Brookes
Dance Captain – Katy Pearce
Scene Coordinator – Judith Brace
Assistant Stage Manager – Margaret Baird
Properties – May Lynn, Carolynn Birmingham
Set Construction and Production Crew – Steve Lovell, David Tallowin and their Mountaineers
Scenic Artists – Colin Burring, Bill Chitty, Sylvia Hogg, Debbie Hoyle, Julie Perry, Jenny McGulking
Chaperones – Elsie Bate, Jenny Brookes

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