Norwich and Norfolk Operatic Society bring the von Trapp family to life in their 2022 production.

The much loved Rogers and Hammerstein musical classic The Sound of Music heads to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage from 18th January – 22nd January 2022 with a talented cast and an incredible 24-piece orchestra. This new show follows in the footsteps of their successful production of ‘Made in Dagenham’ in 2020.

The musical follows an enthusiastic postulant nun who serves as governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, bringing music, joy and love to the household. However, as Austria becomes a part of the Third Reich, the von Trapp family make a thrilling escape to freedom.

This timeless classic is packed with songs you will know and love, including ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ and ‘Edelweiss’ that will captivate the whole family and have you singing aloud!

The Sound of Music at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Michelle Unstead, who plays Maria, returning for her fourth year with Norwich and Norfolk Operatic Society, said: “The Sound of Music is a timeless classic which holds fond memories shared by so many of us; young and old.

Featuring some of the most delightfully infectious songs of all time, it’s a combination of self-discovery and love through one of history’s most challenging times. It may also pack a few little surprises for our Norwich Theatre Royal audience.

So if you are after an uplifting evening that will fill you and yours with music, joy and inspiration that remains as relevant today as ever, then this is just the show for you.”

Chris Cuming, who directs the production, said: “The Sound of Music is such an iconic musical loved and known by so many. This makes my job as the Director a little easier as your audience has an idea of what they’re watching.

We wanted to ensure that audiences get the full visual of the movie and transport them to some of those stunning locations. Video designer Sam Jeffs and I have been able to do just that whilst also hitting on some of the darker aspects of the show.

Nowhere in theatre do you get to hear The Sound of Music played by a 24 piece orchestra anymore, so it’s fully worth a visit to the Norwich Theatre Royal.”

The Sound of Music at Norwich Theatre Royal.

With its revitalised direction and choreography by Chris Cuming (Top Hat, Guys and Dolls, Made in Dagenham and Norwich Theatre Playhouse’s Politco Panto Robin Good), this production of The Sound of Music will delight new audiences and bring a huge dose of nostalgia to its greatest fans.

The Sound of Music runs from 18th January to 22nd January 2022 at 7.30 pm, and Thursday 20th January and Saturday 22nd January matinees at 2.30 pm.

To book, visit or call the box office on 01603 630000.

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