Staple Hill alive with the Sound of Music

Published on: 31 Mar 2014

HIGH on a hill was a lonely goat herd … in Staple Hill? If you hear some yodelling when you're out shopping, don't panic. It will probably be cast members from The Sound of Music.

HIGH on a hill was a lonely goat herd … in Staple Hill? If you hear some yodelling when you're out shopping, don't panic. It will probably be cast members from The Sound of Music.

The St Mary's Players, who are based at Page Hall, are in the final stages of rehearsal for their production of the classic musical later this month.

Two sets of youngsters are playing the Von Trapp children, after being selected during open auditions at the hall. The roles range from five-year-old Gretl to Liesl, who is sixteen, going on seventeen. The goats will be played by puppets.

A spokeswoman said: “The club is very excited to be working with our new younger members who, alongside a talented and hard working team of principals supported by a strong ensemble, will bring this favourite story to life. “

The show is directed by Steve Woolley. Paul Woolley (no relation) is musical director and the choreographer is Jane Priddes, assisted by Jude Hyder.

It takes place at the Redgrave Theatre from April 22-26. The box office number is 0845 5199048. For further information about the group, visit www.smpmusicaltheatrecompany.co.uk

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