Win family tickets to see the Sound of Music

The Grand Canal Theatre and Express Entertainment have joined forces to bring you a lovely family competition. Win family tickets to see the dazzling new production of The Sound of Music starring Jason Donovan and Verity Rushworth.

The Grand Canal Theatre and Express Entertainment have joined forces to bring you a lovely family competition. Win family tickets to see the dazzling new production of The Sound of Music starring Jason Donovan and Verity Rushworth.

Jason and Verity will play the roles when the show visits Grand Canal Theatre from April 5 to April 30. Verity is probably best known to television viewers as ‘Donna Windsor’ in tv’s “Emmerdale”. A role she played for eleven years. Her West End theatre credits include the lead role of ‘Penny Pingleton’ in “Hairspray”.

Jason has had a hugely successful and varied career as both an actor and world-wide recording artist, selling over 13 million albums to date. His West End theatre credits include ‘Tick’ in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”, the title role in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and ‘Caractacus Potts’ in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. His touring credits include ‘Frank N Furter’ in “The Rocky Horror Show”, the title role in John Doyle’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” and he can currently be seen as ‘The Artilleryman’ in “The War of the Worlds”. His television credits include “Neighbours” and “Echo Beach”.

This wonderfully lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains with its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including ‘Edelweisse’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘The Lonely Goatherd’ and the title song ‘The Sound of Music’.

This production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened to rave reviews and sell-out business at the Wales Millennium Centre in July 2009 following a record-breaking 954 performances at the London Palladium where it was seen by well over 2 million people. “The Sound of Music” originally premiered on Broadway in 1959, when it won six Tony Awards, including “Best Musical”. The show first opened in London in 1961 and its last London revival was in 1981, both productions having record-breaking runs. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”.

To be in with a chance to win Family Tickets (2 adults and 2 children) answer the following question:

Who played Maria in the movie version of The Sound of Music?

Text your answer, name and address with the word MUSIC LEXPRESS2 to 57000 or telephone 1515415457 with the answer.

Terms & conditions:

‘18+. €1 per entry incl VAT. Calls from mobile cost more. Network charges vary. Lines close midnight Friday April 8. Entries made after the close date will not count and you may be charged. By entering this competition you may be contacted by Johnston Press Group regarding future promotions. To opt out text OPTOUT to 51000. SP Phonovation Ltd. PO Box 6, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Helpline 0818217100.’