UK / ITV / 1×155 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 20 December 2015 at 7.30pm
Executive Producers: Andre Ptaszynski, Lee Connolly, Fiona Clark / Directors: Coky Giedroyc, Richard Valentine
After months of speculation, excitement and anticipation, the evergreen Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic broadcasts live for the very first time here in the UK.
This ambitious and major event brings the timeless story of Maria and the von Trapp family to life in an ambitious musical drama production. Based on the original stage musical and suggested by Maria Augusta von Trapp’s original memoir, The Sound of Music Live includes all of the songs from the classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, My Favourite Things, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and of course the title song.
The packed cast features stars of stage and screen, including former EastEnders star Kara Tointon as Maria von Trapp, Downton Abbey actor Julian Ovenden as Georg von Trapp.
Kara Tointon as Maria
Julian Ovenden as Captain Georg von Trapp
Alexander Armstrong as Max Detweiler
Maria Friedman as Mother Abbess
Mel Giedroyc as Frau Schmidt
Katherine Kelly as Baroness Elsa Schraeder
Evelyn Hoskins as Liesl von Trapp
Jon Tarcy as Rolf Gruber
Paul Copley as Franz
David Bamber as Herr Zeller
Claire Oberman as Frau Zeller
Paul Jesson as Admiral von Schreiber
Peter Vollerbregt as Lieutenant
James Lailey as Baron Elberfeld
Jane Howe as Baroness Elberfeld
Julie Atherton as Sister Margaretta
Norma Atallah as Sister Berthe
Imelda De Los Reyes as Sister Sophia