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South Shields production company announces cast as preparations begin to bring the sound of music to customs


South Shields-based ‘The Musical Production Company’ will bring the much-loved show The Sound of Music to The Customs House later this year and has announced an exciting line-up of talent for the cast.

Starring in the lead role is international performer Caroline Sabiston as Maria Rainer, alongside Andrew James as Captain Georg von Trapp and North East-based soprano Sarah Fenwick as the Mother Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey.

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Executive Producer Kevin Reay said, “Auditions began in early January and we auditioned over 500 adults and children for the production.

“The level of talent has been absolutely phenomenal. We have a fabulous production team and have been amazed at the unprecedented speed at which tickets are already selling out.

“We are thrilled to bring The Sound Of Music to South Shields and I know the production will raise the roof.”

Caroline Sabiston, Andrew James and Sarah Fenwick, who will all star in the musical

Young actors in the musical include Cameron Laidler and Cheiron Bates as Friedrich, Evie Gettins and Caoimhe Anders as Louisa, Joshua Murray and Joe Robertson as Kurt, Isabel James and Lila-Rose Routledge as Brigitta, India Rutherford and Isabel Langston as Marta and Emily McGrogan. and Amelia Cattermole as Gretl.

Other cast members include Jan Reiss as Elsa Schraeder, Edward Ross as Max Detweiller, Simon Stuart as Rolf Gruber and Holly Chinneck as Liesl von Trapp as well as Shannon O’Brien as Sister Berthe, Kenya Roberts as Sister Margaretta and Ella Bolton as sister Sophia.

Directing and choreography will be by Adam Allinson, direction by Joseph Arnott and choreography by Brooke Slavin.

The Sound Of Music will open at The Customs House, South Shields on Friday 26th August, before saying so long, farewell to the borough on Saturday 3rd September.

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