The Sound of Music (2013)

25 July – 14 September

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers"
by Maria Augusta Trapp

The Sound of Music, first performed at the Park in 2013, enchanted audiences with its soaring music and charming choreography. This was the first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to be staged at the theatre. Rachel Kavanaugh's "superbly staged, gloriously atmospheric revival" (Mail on Sunday) was nominated for two Olivier awards for Best Musical Revival and best actress in a musical for Charlotte Wakefield who played Maria, and won the WhatsOnStage award for Best Musical Revival.

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Daily Telegraph

"THE FINEST PRODUCTION OF THIS MUSICAL THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN" "Charlotte Wakefield is superb as Maria: funny, forthright and movingly vulnerable when the emotional stakes are high"

Mail on Sunday

"Rachel Kavanaugh's superbly staged, gloriously atmospheric revival...scales every peak" "Move over Christopher Plummer, (Michael) Xavier has even more of what it takes" "CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN...TO GET A TICKET"

Sunday Telegraph

"Maria's seven charges are a delight and the show's trump card" "SPLENDID"

Daily Mail

"THIS DROP OF GOLDEN SUN WILL WARM YOUR HEART" "The shadow of Julie Andrews is banished by (Charlotte) Wakefield’s girlish sunshine…the utterly disarming 22-year-old has a big, warm presence, a huge smile and a voice that peals through the evening air"

Evening Standard

"A SURE-FIRE HIT" "Michael Xavier brings a lovely understated poignancy to the Captain’s transformation from rigid patriarch into affectionate father."

The Times

"Glowing with warmth, performed with freshness and sung with clarity and simplicity. Resistance is futile, so go on – INDULGE YOURSELF"


"The high quality of the whole production guarantees it will definitely be up there with "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" as one of your favourite things in the capital this summer"

Sunday Times

"As appealingly clean and bright as the edelweiss Captain von Trapp sings of" "CHARLOTTE WAKEFIELD MAKES A SUPERB MARIA"

Daily Express

"GLORIOUSLY ENJOYABLE I could barely wipe the smile off my face...the whole show maintains an all-important emotional balance, with moments that bring a requisite lump to the back of the throat" "Buy a tickets and this may well become one of your favourite things this summer"

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