The Sound of Music extends run at Regent’s Park

Charlotte Wakefield (Maria), far left and Michael Xavier (Captain von Trapp), far right in The Sound Of Music at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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The Sound of Music has extended its run at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre until September 14.

The show, which stars Michael Xavier as Captain von Trapp and Charlotte Wakefield as Maria Rainer, began its run on July 25 and was originally due to continue until September 7.

The venue has reported that the show has taken £1.75million at the box office so far, claiming this makes it the highest grossing production in the history of the open-air theatre.

Cast members also include 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 production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, with choreography by Alistair David. Musical direction is by Stephen Ridley, lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Nick Lidster, with orchestration by Chris Walker.