Theatre company’s first sell-out show in century

Youngsters from Croft House Theatre Company who are performing The Sound of Music - the company's first sell-out show in its 100-year history.
Youngsters from Croft House Theatre Company who are performing The Sound of Music - the company's first sell-out show in its 100-year history.
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CLASSIC show The Sound of Music is set to pull in the crowds when it is brought to the stage by amateur Sheffield performers – giving the theatre company a first sell-out in their 100-year history.

Croft House Theatre Company is putting on the musical at the Lyceum Theatre from today until Saturday.

Joan Bennett, chairwoman of Croft House, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the phenomenal demand for tickets for this year’s production by Croft.

“We are absolutely delighted that audiences of Sheffield want to engage with and support our work and we are looking forward to performing in the Lyceum once again.

“The Sound of Music is rarely performed in Sheffield so this is a unique chance for people to experience the stage version of this classic.”

This week’s performance is the first time the show has been put on in Sheffield for a decade.

The classic musical is based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

It features an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein music score, including songs My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi and Climb Every Mountain.

The original Broadway production opened on November 16, 1959. It was adapted as a 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won five Academy Awards.

The Sound of Music was the final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Croft House’s cast includes Louise Walker as Maria and Craig Lawton as Captain Von Trapp.

Although standard seated tickets are sold out, disabled access seats will be released the day before each performance and there is also a waiting list for cancellations.