Michael Xavier and Charlotte Wakefield will bring The Sound Of Music to the Regent’s Park Open Air theatre for an additional week, after the hit production has announced that it will extend its run to 14 September.
The much-loved musical opened to critical acclaim last week, when Official London Theatre’s Charlotte Marshall lauded the cast’s performances alongside the work of director Rachel Kavanaugh, saying: “[Kavanaugh’s] great success comes from her detailed direction and minimalist approach that draws out every last element of drama from the tale. The stakes have never seemed higher and, under a canopy of stars and leafy branches, the songs never so gloriously performed.”
The production, which also features performances from Helen Hobson, Michael Matus, Caroline Keiff, Faye Brookes and Joshua Tonks, follows the Von Trapp family and its governess in a story of love and freedom.
Since its very first preview on 25 July, the show has proved a great success with audiences and has already become the highest grossing production in the history of the Regent’s Park Open Air theatre.
Featuring iconic songs including Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, My Favourite Things, Sixteen Going On Seventeen and Edelweiss, The Sound Of Music is the final production in the acclaimed alfresco venue’s season, with current family show Dinosaur Zoo ending its run on 8 September.