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The Sound of Music was 2014’s festive performance at Old Palace School.

From 16-18 December young actors from Old Palace and Whitgift schools took the historic banqueting hall at Old Palace by storm with their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic ‘The Sound of Music’

The audience was treated to two and a half hours of singing, acting and dancing. One audience member commented: “I thought I was in the West End.”

Fiona and Todd, students at Old Palace and Whitgift respectively, played the principal roles with sensitivity, and were supported by fantastic performances from the whole cast.

Special mentions go to Sanyu, who played the Mother Abbess and had the audience in tears with a powerful rendition of ‘Climb Every Mountain’, and to the Von Trapp children whose performance throughout was polished, professional and described on the night as ‘perfect’.

The entire cast and crew worked incredibly hard and proved themselves to be extremely dedicated. Thanks go to musical directors Chloe Reid and Gareth Hemmings; directors Jilly Mannion and Katie Barker and the producer Olivia Rusholme.

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