Family connections in stage musical

Cast from Blyth Music and Theatre Company gearing up for their performance of 'The Sound of Music'.
Cast from Blyth Music and Theatre Company gearing up for their performance of 'The Sound of Music'.
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AMATEUR performers from the borough are gearing up to sing about some of their favourite things in a production in Blyth.

Blyth Music and Theatre Company perform The Sound of Music at the Phoenix Theatre from March 5 to 10 at 7.15pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturday.

The cast includes 14-year-old Shaunagh Kelly, from Whitley Bay, and who has also appeared in Annie and is part of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang national tour.

She will play Liesl while her younger brother Alfie will also be on stage.

Other cast members who are related include Whitley Bay mother and daughter Jackie and Ellie Burke, playing a nun and Louisa; husband and wife Jonny and Helen Cash, playing Maria and Georg von Trapp; John and Alison Charlton, as Mother Abbess and the priest; Trevor and Judith Bell, playing Franz and Sister Bertha; sisters Alison Charlton and Janet Peel, playing Mother Abyss and a nun.

For tickets call (01670) 367228.