The Sound of Music Extends Run at London's Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
15 Aug 2013
The revival of The Sound of Music currently running at London's Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park has extended its run by a week, to now shutter Sept. 14.
It follows record-breaking sales; the musical has already grossed £1.75 million at the box office, the highest-grossing production in the history of the theatre.
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, it stars Charlotte Wakefield as Maria, with Michael Xavier as Captain von Trapp, Helen Hobson as Mother Abbess, Michael Matus as Max Detweiler, Caroline Keiff as Elsa Schraeder, Faye Bookes as Liesl and Joshua Tonks as Rolf Gruber.
The creative team also includes Peter McKIntosh (sets and costumes design), Alistair David (choreographer), Stephen Ridley (musical director), Tim Mitchell (lighting designer), Chris Walker (orchestrator), Nick Lidster for Autograph (sound design), Pippa Ailion (casting director) and Jessica Ronane (children's casting director).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.