Full casting has been announced for the 2015 UK tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music, starring Danielle Hope as Maria.

Hope, who rose to fame after winning the BBC's Over the Rainbow casting show, will be joined by Coronation Street star and previous Olivier Award nominee Steven Houghton (pictured) as Captain von Trapp.

Houghton's previous theatre credits include Spend Spend Spend, Blood Brothers, White Christmas, Martin Guerre and Grease.

Also in the cast are Jan Hartley (The Phantom of the Opera) and Sarah Soetaert (Chicago) who will play the Mother Abbess and Baroness Elsa Schrader, respectively, with Howard Samuels as Max, Grace Chapman as Liesl, Luke George as Rolf, Kate Milner Evans as Frau Schmidt and Martin Dickinson as Admiral Von Schreiber.

Produced by Bill Kenwright and directed by Martin Connor, with choreography by Bill Deamer and musical direction by David Steadman, the production coincides with the 50th anniversary of the iconic film version starring Julie Andrews.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 2015 UK TOUR DATES

Bromley, Churchill Theatre - 15-17 January
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre - 21-31 January
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatres - 2-14 February
Glasgow, King's Theatre - 16-28 February
Carlisle, Sands Theatre - 3-14 March
Cardiff, New Theatre - 17-28 March
New Wimbledon Theatre - 30 March-11 April
Hull New Theatre - 13-25 April
Milton Keynes Theatre - 25 May-6 June
Woking, New Victoria Theatre - 8-20 June
Bristol Hippodrome - 22 June-4 July
Eastbourne, Congress Theatre - 7-18 July
Leeds Grand Theatre - 20 July-1 August