Sound of Music at Horsham

Rehearsals are under way forThe Sound Of Music
Rehearsals are under way forThe Sound Of Music

HAODS will be bringing the hills alive and solving a little problem called Maria as they bring The Sound of Music to The Capitol, Horsham, from November 12 to 16.

The beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is packed with timeless classics like ‘Edelweiss’, ‘Climb Every Mountain’ and ‘Do-Re-Mi’.

Be taken back to your childhood with the story of Maria, the failed nun-turn-governess who brings music and adventure to the seven Von Trapp children and their father whom she falls in love with.

But even after they marry, it’s far from plain sailing as the family must escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II.

This is not the first time HAODS have put on this production.

Barry Syder, chairman of HAODS, said: “The last time HAODS produced this musical was in 1994. Back then, Caron Ireland played one of the Von Trapp children and we are absolutely delighted that she has returned, this time to take on the lead role of Maria. We have a fantastic cast, great music and even puppets!”

Yvonne Chadwell, who directed the society’s last show Oliver! is aiming for a second huge success with ‘Sound of Music’.

Yvonne said: “The hard bit is to bring in the hillside and the helicopter view of Maria. After that it’s all just fun.

“Unfortunately, our budgets don’t allow such frivolities. However, we can promise an evening full of lovely songs and well-known characters – Maria and the seven dwarves. Sorry, children – wrong show!

“We do have one or two surprises up our sleeve with some of the additional songs from the film (‘I Have Confidence and ‘Something Good) and a visit by a few goats.”

The production boasts stunning costumes and sets, a professional orchestra and a cast of children and adults prepared to fill the theatre with the Sound of Music.

Tickets are selling fast so call the box office on 01403 750220 or visit


Tuesday, November 12 to Saturday, November 16, every evening at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2:30pm.


Tuesday evening and Saturday matinee £14 (concessions £13), Wednesday £15 (concessions £14), Thursday £16, (concessions £15), Friday £17 (concessions £16), Saturday evening £17.

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