The Sound of Music

Date 19th October 2012
Society Bolton Catholic Musical and Choral Society
Venue Bolton Town Halls
Type of Production Musical
Director Robert Margolis
Musical Director David Wilson

Report

Author: Jackie Kay

It was evident how hard everyone had worked to make such a success of this show.
All those on stage got this well known musical just right. The scenery and staging moved smoothly from one scene to another. It was impossible to find fault with the orchestra, well controlled by David Wilson,the sound was perfect.
When a show so well known from the film with Julie Andrews is brought to the stage
it is so easy to make comparisons. Then there was the TV programme in search of a Maria. How difficult to get all the parts cast right. BCMS did just that.
Kimberley Edge was a delightful Maria, sent from the convent to take care of seven children.The rapport between them and Maria was wonderful.They all worked so well together. Emily Jones was super as Liesl, the eldest of the children, her acting and
singing was brilliant .I hope to see more of this young lady. The other children showed how talented they were, especially as they sang together, well done.
Captain Von Trapp was really well played by David Glynn-Whitehead, he
could perhaps have been a little more austere but with such a good voice,
give me more!!!
The other minor parts were all well played, but mention must be made of Mother
Abbess {Pamela Heywood-Conner) and the nuns who were outstanding. The
vocals were brilliant. Every time they sang I was so impressed with the
harmony, fantastic.
Congratulations to the society on having a full house on the night that I went
It shows that a good show draws the crowds.
Thank you for your kind invitation I am sure like me the audience left singing
all those well known songs.