Fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, Lucy O’Byrne steps into the iconic role of Maria von Trapp as the new ‘voice’ in Bill Kenwright’s spectacular five-star production of The Sound of Music.
Lucy, who hails from Dublin, will make her debut performance as Maria at Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre this December.
The classical singer who became a household name earlier this year when she shot to success as a finalist on The Voice, made history as the first classical singer to reach the final with chart-topper Will.i.am as her mentor, impressing the nation with her stunning vocal range.
“The Voice was such an amazing opportunity and working with Will.i.am was a dream,” said Lucy. “He’s every bit the genius and the star. With his support things have gone from strength to strength since the show.”
This new musical venture is something that Lucy is very excited about - being a part of the classical musical which she has grown up watching each and every Christmas with her family.
“The Sound of Music has always been my favourite musical. I come from a musical theatre family, so everyone that knew us would call us the Von Trapps,” said Lucy.
“This is the biggest role I have ever taken on - I’ve definitely got some big shoes to fill. But singing is one of the most important things in my life, so this is a real dream for me.”
Even though Lucy is from a musical background she admits that she still gets nervous every time she performs. “The day I don’t get nervous I’ll stop doing it. The nerves show that you care, and I definitely care about this role”, said Lucy. “I just hope the people of Peterborough enjoy my performance!”
Produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Martin Connor, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer and musical direction by David Steadman, this wonderfully lavish staging of the classical musical coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film - the most successful movie musical in history.
Lucy will be joined by an extremely talented cast to perform some of the most memorable songs, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favourite Things’. ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘So Long, Farewell’ and of course, the title song, ‘The Sound of Music’.
Lucy will make her debut performance in The Sound of Music from December 2 -12 at The Broadway Theatre in Peterborough.
To book your tickets now please visit the Broadway website at www.thebroadwaypeterborough.co.uk or you can call the box office on 01733 822225 for more details.