THE hills of Bradford were certainly alive with the Sound of Music when West End star Connie Fisher arrived in town.
The hugely successful musical, featuring the winner of the BBC show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, started at The Alhambra Theatre last week and is all set for a long run, continuing until Saturday September 26.
A packed house certainly appreciated the efforts of Connie and the rest of the team as they took us all on a journey through war-time Austria and the ups and downs of family life in a house with seven children.
Connie Fisher is brilliant as Maria and the young people playing the parts of the Von Trapp family children are also excellent, in particular the Claire Fishenden who took the part of 16-year-old Liesl.
All credit must go to the Bradford Alhambra sets department who made an excellent job of designing great sets for a difficult-to-stage production. In particular the scenes in the abbey were very atmospheric and believable.
I’m not normally a great fan of musicals but the Sound of Music is always something special with its well known memorable songs made famous by the iconic film starring Julie Andrews.
The often complex song and dance routines were exceptionally good, especially those with Maria and the Von Trapp children.
If you’ve a chance to get a ticket for this production which continues until the end of September, then get one and enjoy a great night out.