Fisher, according to the Really Useful Website, will be absent from the musical at the London Palladium for the next two weeks. A note on the Really Useful site states, "Through a desire not to let the public down Connie Fisher sang through a heavy cold which has caused a vocal injury. The vocal chords are a muscle like any other and, as in the sporting world, when injured they require complete rest to recover. On her doctor's advice Connie has to take two weeks off from the show starting on Monday 5 March in order to allow the injury time to repair."
During Fisher's absence, the role of Maria will be played by Sophie Bould.
The West End revival of The Sound of Music began previews at the Palladium Nov. 4, 2006. Directed by Jeremy Sams, the musical officially opened Nov. 14.
The Sound of Music originally premiered on Broadway in 1959, winning six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including Best Picture.
For more on The Sound of Music, which is co-produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian, call (0)870 890 1108 or log on to www.soundofmusiclondon.com.