The Hills Are Alive! The Sound Of Music Hits Manchester Palace Theatre

Chloe Deakin | 28th February 2018

The ‘5-Star’ critically acclaimed production ‘The Sound Of Music’ is coming to the Palace Theatre, Manchester for five nights this March.

The production will run from March 13 to March 17. Telling the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWII.

Lucy O’Byrne, runner up on BBC One’s The Voice in 2015, returns as Maria, whilst former EastEnders star Neil McDermott will play Captain Von Trapp.

The Voice finalist Lucy O'Byrne to star as Maria in The Sound Of Music this March at the Palace Theatre, Manchester.

Lucy O’Byrne to play Maria

Lucy O’Byrne won rave reviews for her performance as Maria in 2016, being hailed as “quite possibly the best Maria since Julie Andrews herself” by The Scotsman. Following this Lucy performed in Les Misérables in the West End until earlier this year.

Neil McDermott, is a familiar face amongst theatre lovers. Starring in a number of well-known West End roles, including Chief Weasel in The Wind in the Willows and Lord Farquaad in Shrek.

Former EastEnders star Neil McDermott to play Captain Von Trapp in 2018 UK tour of The Sound Of Music.

Neil McDermott to play Captain Von Trapp

Be sure to warm-up your vocal chords for this production. The soundtrack includes the much loved songs ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favourite Things’, Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and of course, ‘The Sound of Music’.

The wonderfully lavish staging of the classic and heart-warming musical is the perfect way to welcome in 2018.

Tickets are on sale now. Call the box office on 0844 871 3019 or visit to book online.

Neil McDermott and Lucy O’Byrne in The Sound of Music. Photo by Brian McEvoy Photography