A BRAND new production of a classic musical will be climbing every mountain to Southampton this January.

The Sound of Music returns to the stage in a magnificent new production which comes to Mayflower Theatre from 21 to 31 January 2015.

And two lucky readers have the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show on Thursday, 22 January at 7.30pm.

Playing the iconic role of Maria von Trapp is Danielle Hope, who captured the hearts of the country when she won BBC Television’s Over the Rainbow and made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

Joining the company as Captain von Trapp is much loved stage and television star Steven Houghton.

Produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer, musical direction by David Steadman, this wonderfully lavish new staging of the classic musical coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film version – the most successful movie musical in history.

It all began with the story of the Trapp Family Singers and Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, which inspired Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse to create a Broadway musical in 1959.

The Sound of Music tells the true story of the world famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of the Second World War.

The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music.

Tickets for The Sound of Music range from £28.00 to £49.50.

To book or for more information contact the Mayflower Theatre box office on 02380 711811 or visit mayflower.org.uk.


TO BE in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see The Sound of Music on Thursday, 22 January at 7.30pm, answer the following question correctly.

Which BBC show did Danielle Hope win?

A. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria

B. Any Dream Will Do

C. Over the Rainbow

Send your answers on a postcard to The Sound of Music Competition, Andover Advertiser, 24-32 London Street, Andover, SP10 2PE, or via email to leisuredesk@andoveradvertiser.co.uk to reach us by Friday, 16 January.

Don’t forget to include your name, address and contact telephone number.

Usual rules apply, winners’ names will be published and the editor’s decision is final.