Popular family musical the Sound of Music to be performed on Cromer Pier

The characters of Liesl and Rolf from the musical.

The characters of Liesl and Rolf from the musical. - Credit: Archant

The north Norfolk cliffs will be alive with the sound of music after local performers will put on their version of a family favourite on Cromer Pier next month.

Maria and the nuns in the new Sound of Music musical.

Maria and the nuns in the new Sound of Music musical. - Credit: Archant

Members of the Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society will be perform The Sound of Music at the Pavilion Theatre from Saturday May 25 to Saturday June 1.

Some of the children in the Sound of Music prouction.

Some of the children in the Sound of Music prouction. - Credit: Archant

Two matinee shows will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday May 26, when there will not be an evening performance, and June 1, when there will be an evening performance.

All evening performances start at 7.30pm and tickets cost £9.50, £13 or £14.

A collection for the Parkinson's UK charity will be held throughout the performances.


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Ruth Elliott, from the society, said: 'The show promises to provide a really good feel good factor and the audience will be swept along with it. It is the kind of show that will lift people's spirits.'

The society has been going for 99 years and puts on three shows a year.

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Helen Haines, 22, from Norwich, plays the main part of Maria - played by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film.

Jeanette Davidson plays Mother Abbess who sings the famous song Climb Every Mountain.

The character of captain Georg von Trapp is played by Gary Clifton.

All the youngsters who play the von Trapp children mostly come from north Norfolk and are aged between five and 19.

The main role of Liesl is played by budding actress Louise Waller, 19, from Aylsham.

The 1965 film was based on a Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

It is set in Austria during the Nazi Germany era tells the story of a nun, Maria, who becomes a governess for seven children of the widowed naval captain von Trapp, who she eventually falls in love with.

The von Trapp family become a family singing group and escape Austria.

For more information or to buy tickets visit www.cromer-pier.com or call 01263 512495.

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