The Sound of Music is coming to Sunderland Empire

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The hills are alive – with the sound of a hit musical.

It’s been announced that The Sound of Music will play at the Sunderland Empire from June 21 to 25.

The latest Bill Kenwright production proved so popular, the run has been extended to include a week on Wearside this summer.

BBC1’s The Voice runner-up and award-nominated Lucy O’Byrne continues in the role of Maria, a role made famous by Julie Andrews in the hit Rodgers and Hammerstein film.

Lucy shot to success as the runner-up in the live shows of the TV talent show.

With chart-topper Will.i.am as her mentor, and biggest fan, Lucy made history as the first classical singer to reach the final, impressing viewers with her vocal range.

Having recently performed at the BBC Proms, she makes her musical debut, singing hit tracks such as Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and title song, The Sound of Music.

Further casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are available from Tel. 0844 871 3022.