During the Summer of 2013, I played Marta in the Sound of Music, which was directed by Rachel Kavanaug. This was the second time I’ve been lucky enough to appear as a Von Trapp child, after playing Gretl in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production in 2011.
This time it was at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, which was a really magical setting especially at night time. Michael Xavier played Captain Von Trapp and Charlotte Wakefield played Maria. They were brilliant, as was the whole cast… and of course our team who played the Von Trapp kids!
The audiences were always packed and it hardly ever rained and they loved the show. I especially liked the big song & dance numbers which were quite technical and jumping around in the water which surrounded the stage.
The show went on to win the ‘Whats On Stage’ Best Musical Revival (2014) and was even nominated for an Olivier. And the Open Air theatre reached record sales of tickets. So Mum and Dad tell me!
I’d love to play all the girls parts as I get bigger… perhaps one day, even Maria!!!