Regent's Park doesn't have much in the way of anything vaguely akin to alpine peaks, but there is sufficient foliage to provide an appropriate backdrop to this tale of nuns and nasty Nazis, and a nanny looking after a gaggle of children and falling for their widowed, wealthy father. Moreover, designer Peter McKintosh has added a nice touch to his functional and clever set, by surrounding the... Read more
The score for The Sound Of Music includes My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd and of course the title song The Sound of Music.
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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
On the hummability scale, 'The Sound of Music' must come close to the top of it, if not right at the melodic pinnacle. Richard Rodgers' compelling score is close to musical perfection, and it's brilliantly enhanced with astute and skilfully crafted lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II - a combination that instantly tunnels like a virulent infection into one's brain, so much so that even someone like... Read more