Family favourite The Sound of Music will be the first musical to be staged at the reopened Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe this November.

Catch The Sound of Music at the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe this November.Catch The Sound of Music at the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe this November.

Small Pond Productions returns with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic from Wednesday, November 28 until Friday, November 30, with a matinee on Saturday, December 1.

The production is directed by Lee Baxendale, with choreography by Carol Turner and costumes by Betty Blackmore.

Lee said: ““It’s taken us a little while but we are thrilled to be bring this musical theatre classic to the Landmark. We’re grateful to the management at Parkwood theatres for working with us to ensure we can return to the Landmark with full scale musicals. Ilfracombe is a town which has a thriving performing arts community. We wanted to choose a show that would include a large number of those performers, across all age ranges and would be well known enough to get locals back into the theatre.

“We’ve pulled out all the stops on this production with large lavish sets, beautiful costumes, a 14-piece professional orchestra and a cast of over 40, ranging in ages from six to 76.

“Rehearsals are going swimmingly and this promises to be a stunning performance from a stellar cast.”

Taking the Julie Andrews role of Maria is Licha Parkhouse with her Captain Von Trapp being played by Laurence Butler.

Joining them to make up the rest of the principal cast are Catriona Whelan as the Mother superior and Joanie Baxendale and Billy Buckingham as the Baroness and Max, respectively.

They are accompanied by Sarah Doe, Freddie Harvey, Emily Edwards, Fraser Sanders, Stella Tapp, Phoebe Sanders as the older Von Trapp children and Halle-Mae Anderson and Gracie Bearman will share the role of Gretl.

Tickets are available from 01271 316063 or go to www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.