It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Simon MacCorkindale takes over as ‘Captain Von Trapp’ in The Sound of Music from 25 Aug 2008
Simon MacCorkindale takes over as ‘Captain Von Trapp’ in The Sound of Music, from 25 Aug 2008 at the London Palladium. At the same time, Rebecca Lucie and Nadim Naaman will take over the roles of ‘Liesl’ and ‘Rolf ’.
The musical will continue to feature Summer Strallen (Maria), Margaret Preece (Mother Abbess), Fiona Sinnott (The Baroness), and Paul Grunert (Max).
Simon MacCorkindale is best known for his role as ‘Harry Harper’ in three series of “Casualty” on television, his other tv credits include “Obsessive Love”, “Falcon’s Gold”, “Quatermass”, “Jesus of Nazareth”, “Gemini” and “Dynasty”. He has starred in films including “Juggernaut”, “Death on the Nile” and “The Riddle of the Sands”.
The Sound of Music opened to mixed notices from the popular press on 15 Nov 2006, following previews from 3 Nov 2006: PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Adorable revival." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The Sound Of Music sadly leaves me unstirred." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Opulent production, handsomely designed by Robert Jones" LISA MARTLAND for THE STAGE says, "Low key staging." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "I found it surprisingly enjoyable."
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.