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|The Wyvern Theatre
The Sound Of Music Principal Cast
Members of the Company
Nicky Ashdown, Alex Barrett, Melissa Beattie, Becci Benson, Martyn Brown, Alison Canning, Amy Canning, Ray Dance, Stuart Dark, Sarah Dawkins, Nicola Farmer, Jenny Harber, Nadia Imbert-Terry, Sam Millard, Judith Sharp, Wendy Skane, Rhea Thorpe, Lizzie Webb.
Red Group – Weds Eve, Fri Eve, Sat Mat
Blue Group – Thurs Eve, Sat Eve, Sun Mat
Maria – Jenny Harber, Mother Abbess – Alison Canning, Liesl – Amy Canning, Elsa – Judith Sharp, Max – Mike Davies
Picture Gallery – Photos taken by Frankie Le-Bon
Don’t miss The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s brilliant depiction of the Von Trapp family in Austria in 1938, on stage at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon until October 20th.
SALOS, the long-established amateur company noted for the cream of the area’s singing and acting talent, is ably directed by Russell Langdown and his associate Sandra Gilbert, with musical director Malcolm Webb. Sets, lighting and costumes are well co-ordinated. Fine individual and group performances are complemented by the excellent effects, and the entire show is an absolute delight. The roles of Capt Von Trapp’s children, who find fun and security with Maria, the former nun ( Lucy Jenkins) are fulfilled by two teams of young actors at alternate performances – and they are superb! The eldest of the family, Liesl, is the charming 16 year old Katie Terrett.
James Canning is Von Trapp, the seven children’s widowed father, who uses a bosun’s whistle rather than affection to discipline them. Rachel Sparrow is the Mother Abbess; Carol Jeffcutt is Frau Schmidt, and amid parties and jollity, an undercurrent of political turmoil hints at the impending Second World War.
The musical numbers, including many well known songs, are wonderful. An attractive cinematic footnote is provided in the finale, indicating the eventual escape of the Von Trapp family to America, where they spent the rest of their lives.Written by Stella Taylor