Couple will lead show

THE Phoenix Theatre in Blyth will be resounding to the sound of Rogers and Hammerstein.

The Blyth Music and Theatre Company will present The Sound of Music for a week starting on Monday, March 5, for the second time in its history.

The leading roles of Maria Rainer and Captain Von Trapp will be taken by husband and wife Jonathan and Helen Cash.

Reprising the role she played in the 2004 production is Alison Charlton as the Mother Abbess.

Shirley Haskett and Dave Cooper play the two other central characters of Elsa Schroeder and Max Detweiler.

The story of The Sound of Music is well known.

A young nun leaves the abbey to take charge of seven unruly children, winning not only their hearts but inevitably the heart of their father, a stern military captain.

This against a backdrop of the sinister growth of Nazism in 1930s Austria.

Director Jackie Grey feels that the strong story line and brilliant musical score has a timeless appeal.

“Rehearsals are going very well,” said Jackie.

“We have a talented line-up of principals and two teams of Von Trapp children, all working really hard to make the show a success.

“We have a quality family show.”

The Sound of Music runs from March 5 to March 10.

Evening performances are at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Tickets are available from the Phoenix Theatre Box Office, open daily Monday to Saturday 10am to 12.30pm, or telephone (01670) 367228, or on line at