Production images have been released for Chichester Festival Theatre’s summer show – Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.
Directed by Adam Penford, The Sound of Music is playing at Chichester Festival Theatre to 3 September 2023.
The cast includes Gina Beck (South Pacific) as Maria, Edward Harrison (A Christmas Carol, Skellig) as Captain von Trapp, Janis Kelly (Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna) as Mother Abbess, Ako Mitchell (Caroline, Or Change, The Color Purple) as Max Detweiler, and Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence, Love Story) as Elsa Schraeder.
Other cast include Elliott Baker-Costello, Wendy Carr, Lauren Chia, Lauren Conroy (as Liesl), Wendy Ferguson, Hana Ichijo, William Ilkley, Rebekah Lowings, Liam Marcellino, Dylan Mason (as Rolf), Julia J Nagle, Minal Patel, Matt Pettifor, Rebecca Ridout, Tony Stansfield, Annabelle Williams and Penelope Woodman; and the roles of the von Trapp children will be shared by Jesamine-Bleu Gibbs, Barnaby Halliwell, Audrey Kattan, Arrabella McDermott, Gabriel Payne, Mia Raggio, Erin Rushidi, Maya Sewrey, Vishal Soni, Dylan Trigger, Felicity Walton and Sasha Watson-Lobo.
The creative team of this new production includes direction by Adam Penford, Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse (Piaf, The Madness of George III), design by Robert Jones (Murder on the Orient Express, The Unfriend, Oklahoma!), choreography by Lizzi Gee, musical supervision by Gareth Valentine, musical direction by Matt Samer, original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett, orchestral adaptation by Larry Blank and Mark Cumberland, lighting design by Johanna Town, sound design by Paul Groothuis, video design by Hayley Egan, casting by Natalie Gallacher CDG for Pippa Ailion Casting, and children’s casting by Verity Naughton CDG.