The Sound of Music revival announced for Pitlochry Festival Theatre

A new revival of The Sound of Music is to be staged at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

The Scottish venue will present for the first time, an exciting new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical from 15 November – 222 December 2024.

Directed by Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman, The Sound of Music is inspired by the book The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp.

Set in Austria, 1938, it tells the story of the irrepressible Maria as she begins to doubt her vocation, leaving her convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, a widower and retired naval officer. She soon turns the Captain’s orderly life upside down and instils a love of music in his, as well as in each of his children’s hearts.

Director and Artistic Director of Pitlochry Festival Theatre Elizabeth Newman said: “I have wanted to direct Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music for a very long time. It was a family favourite growing up; we’d sit down every Christmas to watch it together. Even now my sister and I will sing the songs to each other!

“I was thrilled to finally secure the rights to produce a new production in Pitlochry next year. It’s such a powerful story – incredibly moving and inspiring – it celebrates love, childhood, and family, whilst simultaneously exploring how people survive in a world where dictatorships and political turmoil threaten their liberty. Now feels like exactly the right moment to tell this story and to bring our very own hills alive with the sound of music. And I cannot wait to begin the search for the Von Trapp children as well as Maria and the rest of the Ensemble.”

Casting and the creative team for The Sound of Music will be announced in 2024.

For more information and tickets, visit www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.