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Danielle Hope stars in Sound of Music tour

Bill Kenwright's new production opens in Bromley in January

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Danielle Hope at the 2013 WhatsOnStage Awards
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Danielle Hope will go from 'Oz to Austria' when she takes on the role of Maria in a touring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music next year.

Hope rose to fame after winning the BBC's Over the Rainbow casting show and subsequently starred in The Wizard of Oz at the Palladium.

She will star in the Bill Kenwright-produced revival of The Sound of Music which opens on 15 January 2015 at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and then moves to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton to commence a major national tour.

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.

Further "star casting" is still to be announced.

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

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