Andy Reed: IT Professional & Amateur Dramatics Enthusiast

//On Stage/The Sound Of Music

The Little Theatre, Donnington, Shropshire

May 2004


Set in Austria during the late 1930's, a former nun leaves the convent to become a governess for the seven children of a wealthy, Austrian widower, who has grown into a cold disciplinarian. Soon, the she opens the children to the wonders of life and the joy of music - and eventually softens the heart of their father and gains his love.

Rehearsal/Backstage Photographs:

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The Little Theatre Company:

Cynthia Shaw, Vikki Lee, Simon Phillips, Georgina Ryder, Shirley Davis, Lesley Moore, Michaeljohn Butcher, Delia Brown, Stephen Davies, Barbara Devey, Ian Martin, Tony Jones, Andy Reed, Carol Robertson, John Belcher, Bill Walton, Emma Pritchard, Adrian Pritchard, Sally Warren, Helen Elkington, Paul Clayton, Laura Tellwright, Christopher Rawlings, Jennifer Phillips, Aim? Broughton, Catherine Rawlings, Majorie Smart, Dilys Williams, Sylvia Rowles, Delia Brown, Marion Lowe, Christine Downes, Mary Simpson, Rex Simpson

The Production Team:

Producer - Cynthia Shaw
Directors - Carol Robertson, Cynthia Shaw
Musical Director - Jim Hough
Choreography - Jill Hine, Carol Robertson, Cynthia Shaw
Rehearsal Pianists - Ann Jones, Chris Stubbs, Bob Poole
Stage Managers - Roy Bird, Amanda Robertson
Set & Large Props - Alan Shaw
Properties - Judy & Ian Martin
Costumes - Cynthia Shaw
Scenic Artists - Roy Bird, Amy Ditchfield
Lighting & Sound
- John Sutton, Richard Foxcroft
Stage Crew -
Adrian Pitchford, Alan Shaw, Rex Simpson
Prompt - Sally Ann Eaton
Sponsership - Vikki Lee
Backstage Refreshments - Maureen Bird
Type Setting - Alan Shaw
Photography - Ian Martin

Bar Manager - Pat Freeman

Further Acknowledgements

Recorded Music
- St Georges Methodist Church
Part-Hire Costumes - Games Productions
Floral Arrangements - Trinity Church Newport
Main Production Sponsers - McDonalds

The Cast:

Maria Rainer
- Vikki Lee
Sister Berthe - Georgina Ryder
Sister Margaretta - Shirley Davis
Sister Sophia
- Carol Robertson
Mother Abess - Lesley Moore
Captain George von Trapp
Simon Phillips
- Michaeljohn Butcher
Frau Schmidt
- Delia Brown
Liesl- Helen Elkington
Friedrich - Paul Clayton
Louisa - Laura Tellwright
Kurt - Christopher Rawlings
Brigitta - Jennifer Phillips
Marta - Aimee Broughton
Gretl - Catherine Rawlings
Rolf Gruber - Stephen Davies
Elsa Schraeder - Barbara Devey
Max Detweiler - Andy Reed
Herr Zeller - Ian Martin
Baron Elberfeld - John Belcher
Admiral von Schreiber - Bill Walton
Postulant - Emma Pritchard