Sound of Music is a theatre hit

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West End musical The Sound of Music proved a hit with the Nottingham Theatre Royal audience after a brilliant show on Saturday night.

Verity Rushworth (Emmerdale’s Donna Windsor) as Maria got a well deserved standing ovation from the audience after an excellent performance.

She played the well-loved character with energy and humour and instantly won the audience’s hearts with a note-perfect performance of the opening song.

Applause was also loud as the Von Trapp family children took their bow.

From the youngest to oldest all of the children did a great job taking on the roles.

Their performance of Do-Re-Mi was a particular favourite with the audience thanks to entertaining choreography.

Other highlights included Climb Ev’ry Mountain, led by Marilyn Hill Smith as the Mother Abbess, and Edelweiss, performed the Family Von Trapp with Keiron Crook as Captain Von Trapp.

All of the classic songs from the Oscar winning film featured including My Favourite Things, The Lonely Goatherd and Sixteen Going on Seventeen.

Having seen the show in the West End I hoped it would be of the same high standard and was pleasantly surprised when it was.

The set design and brilliant staging all added to the high quality of the show and a brilliant atmosphere topped the night off.

The Sound of Music is at the Theatre Royal until Saturday August 6.

On Monday evenings the show starts at 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm and Wednesday and Saturday matinees are at 2.30pm.

Tickets are priced from £15 to £39.50. Concessions are available.

Call the box office on 0115 989 5555 to buy tickets for the show.