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The Sound of Music Live (2015)

An apprentice nun tasked with caring for the children of a retired naval officer finds herself falling in love with him as the Nazi invasion of Austria looms on the horizon.

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Russel Crouse (book), Howard Lindsay (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kara Tointon ... Maria
Julian Ovenden ... Captain Georg von Trapp
Alexander Armstrong ... Max Detweiler
Maria Friedman ... Mother Abess
Katherine Kelly ... Baroness Elsa Schraeder
Martha Otterburn Martha Otterburn ... Gretl von Trapp
Mel Giedroyc ... Frau Schmidt
Paul Copley ... Franz
Evelyn Hoskins Evelyn Hoskins ... Liesl Von Trapp
Jon Tarcy ... Rolf Gruber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irene Alano Irene Alano ... Nun Ensemble
Jemma Alexander ... Party and Concert Ensemble
Keisha Amponsa Banson Keisha Amponsa Banson ... Nun Ensemble
Norma Atallah ... Sister Berthe
Julie Atherton Julie Atherton ... Sister Margaretta
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An apprentice nun tasked with caring for the children of a retired naval officer finds herself falling in love with him as the Nazi invasion of Austria looms on the horizon.

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

20 December 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sound of Music Live See more »

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Trivia

This is not the first time Julie Atherton, who plays Sister Margaretta, has appeared in a musical as a nun; she also played Sister Mary Robert in the UK tour of 'Sister Act'. See more »

Goofs

As Maria and the children collapse into a sofa after singing the Do-Re-Mi song, the front of a camera can be seen moving into the room from the main hallway at the left side of the screen. The next video shot of the group is taken by that camera. See more »

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Version of The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Absolutely Fabulous
27 December 2015 | by david_kravitzSee all my reviews

This production went out live on a giant stage in London. It was not simply great, it was magnificent. Incredible production values and a wonderful cast. It follows the original stage show (almost) which means that the two deleted numbers from the film version are restored but "something good" written for the film is added. The original sequence of songs and orchestrations are there as well.

I will not single out any of the cast as this would be unfair, they all perform to perfection and never once do you yearn for Julie Andrews or Christopher Plummer. There are no silly English accents with a German/Austrian twang.

The kids are good too, again I single out no one.

I think that an audience might have helped but this would not be possible, technically given the size of the sets. And if you want to see how it was done, there is a documentary "The making of ....".

I presume that this will be available on DVD if you didn't record it live. Go out and buy it - and play it over and over again. Well done ITV.


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