Connie Fisher out of The Sound of Music for two weeks because of a vocal injury.

Connie Fisher out of The Sound of Music for two weeks because of a vocal injury.

Connie Fisher is out of The Sound of Music, for two weeks because of a vocal injury.

A statement says, "Through a desire not to let the public down Connie Fisher sang through a heavy cold which has caused a vocal injury. The vocal chords are a muscle like any other and, as in the sporting world, when injured they require complete rest to recover. On her doctor’s advice Connie has to take two weeks off from the show starting on Monday 5 March in order to allow the injury time to repair. The Sound of Music is a fantastic production with an enormously talented cast and we are very lucky in that, in Connie’s absence, the role of Maria will be covered by Sophie Bould , who has been receiving standing ovations for her portrayal of Maria."

As well as being out of the show through injury, Connie Fisher (Maria) will be on holiday for two weeks from 7 May, returning to the show on Monday 21 May 2007.

Lesley Garret (Mother Abbess) will be with the show until Saturday 28 April 2007 (except Thursday Evenings). However, she will be on holiday from 7 -16 March 2007.

The rest of the cast currently includes: Alexander Hanson (Captain Von Trapp), Lauren Ward (The Baroness), Ian Gelder (Max).

The Sound of Music opened to mixed notices from the popular press on 15 Nov 2006, following previews from 3 Nov 2006 - and is currently taking bookings to 13 Oct 2007.

The Sound of Music has music by Richard Rodgers, lyric Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, suggested by 'The Trapp Family Singers' by Maria Augusta Trapp

Produced by David Ian, The Really Useful Group (Andrew Lloyd Webber) and Live Nation, it is directed by Jeremy Sams, designed by Robert Jones, lighting by Mark Henderson , choreography by Arlene Phillips, sound by Mick Potter and musical supervision by Simon Lee.

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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