Lucy O’Byrne to reprise role in The Sound of Music UK tour
The Sound of Music is to tour the UK from 2018, starring Lucy O’Byrne, who reprises her performance as Maria, and Neil McDermott as Captain Von Trapp.
O’Byrne played Maria when The Sound of Music toured in 2016. She was a finalist in BBC reality series The Voice in 2015 and was the first classical singer to reach the final.
She then played Fantine in the West End production of Les Miserables until earlier this year.
McDermott starred in EastEnders between 2009 and 2016, and recently played the chief weasel in a musical production of Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium.
Following a Christmas run at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin from December 19 to January 6, the production will tour from January 9 to March 17 to venues including Manchester’s Palace Theatre, Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre and the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.
It is produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Bill Deamer, and the musical director is David Steadman.