Cody Musical Theatre Company

19th-23rd March 2013

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded Von Trappsby the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Following the hugely popular BBC “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” talent search programme in 2006, the winner, Connie Fisher, and many of her co-contestants have performed to packed houses both in the West End and on tour around the UK. Now this production has been released for the amateur stage, recreating all of the joy of the original movie musical, with some of the best sing-a-long tunes of any show performed today.

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorJune Thomas
Musical DirectorGraham Hix
ChoreographerGraham McCarron
Stage ManagerMike Davall


Cast List

MariaMelanie Willis
Mother AbbessCaroline Canfield
Captain von TrappPhilip Mumford
RolfJago Thornton
LieslBeth Mabin
MaxRon Walker
ElsaMelanie Martin
Franz, the butlerTony Siddall
Frau Schmidt, the housekeeperHelen Dayson
Herr ZellerHaydn Thomas
Admiral von SchreiberTim Canfield
Sister BertheLucy Armes
Sister MargarettaAmanda Buchan
Sister SophiaLucy Lightfoot
Blue TeamRed Team
FriedrichJames TimpsonKieran White
LouisaRebecca MacAdamIndia Woodliffe
KurtAlexander BradshawOscar Malcolm
BrigittaPhoebe WeeksKatie Boughtflower
MartaMaisie LewisDanielle Woolford
GretlJosie JonesSophie Malcolm
NunsCarrie Canfield, Lucy Armes, Amanda Buchan, Lucy Lightfoot, Sarah Cahill-Smith, Helen Dayson, Bronwen Drake, Helen Gaynor, Ruth Hepworth, Monique Koekemoer, Leah McBean-Willis, Rachel McDowell, Clare Singleton, April Timpson, Mel Trundle
Nazis & AustriansChris Armes, Mark Aston, Tony Doherty, Steve Howard, Mike Lehman, David Main, Eric McLoughlin, Brian McMahon, Arie Van Nieuwenhuijzen, Darren White, Richard Young
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