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The Sound of Music Live (2015)

An apprentice nun tasked with caring for the children of a retired naval officer finds herself falling in love with him as the Nazi invasion of Austria looms on the horizon.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kara Tointon ... Maria
Julian Ovenden ... Captain Georg von Trapp
Alexander Armstrong ... Max Detweiler
Maria Friedman ... Mother Abess
Katherine Kelly ... Baroness Elsa Schraeder
Martha Otterburn Martha Otterburn ... Gretl von Trapp
Mel Giedroyc ... Frau Schmidt
Paul Copley ... Franz
Evelyn Hoskins Evelyn Hoskins ... Liesl Von Trapp
Jon Tarcy ... Rolf Gruber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irene Alano Irene Alano ... Nun Ensemble
Jemma Alexander Jemma Alexander ... Party and Concert Ensemble
Keisha Amponsa Banson Keisha Amponsa Banson ... Nun Ensemble
Norma Atallah Norma Atallah ... Sister Berthe
Julie Atherton Julie Atherton ... Sister Margaretta
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An apprentice nun tasked with caring for the children of a retired naval officer finds herself falling in love with him as the Nazi invasion of Austria looms on the horizon.

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UK

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English

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20 December 2015 (UK) See more »

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Kara Tointon is profoundly dyslexic which makes learning her lines extremely problematic for her. As a result she has to employ particular and unusual strategies which show real dedication and determination to succeed as an actress. See more »

Goofs

As Maria and the children collapse into a sofa after singing the Do-Re-Mi song, the front of a camera can be seen moving into the room from the main hallway at the left side of the screen. The next video shot of the group is taken by that camera. See more »

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Version of The Sound of Music Live! (2013) See more »

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Surprised as to how much I enjoyed it
23 December 2018 | by marcandjaninaSee all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of the film and know all the songs, and was really surprised as to how much I enjoyed this version.

To be honest I hadn't realised this was not the film - watched it a friend's house and wasn't taking too much notice (as I'd seen the film many, many times). I was still waiting for the camera from above to zoom into Julie Andrews twirling on the mountain. Of course then the penny dropped.

Of course it's different from the film - but this is beautifully acted and sang. I much prefer the children in this version to the awful American accents in the film. The setting/staging is dramatic, the costumes normal - no silly Hollywood glossing over here.

The songs were great and I loved the captain, so much more depth than the actor in the film version (as much as I admire Mr Plummer).

The only gripes I have are - the update to date language. When will the captain be back - 'who knows' says the housekeeper.

Not really a fan of the woman playing Maria - of course it must have been hard for her as her performance would always be compared to Ms Andrews, but her flat (Essex/cockney?) accent didn't make me warm to her as it did with the Maria in the film.

Someone else states in their review that the BBC version is more superior. That's their opinion, in my opinion the BBC version is very poor with some clunky acting and awful singing. This is great, it's not the film, it's a just an excellent performance of a great story.


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