The Portsmouth Players production of the classic musical is a faithful adaption of the Rodgers and Hammersteins original.
The audience seem happy enough as they silently mouth along the words with a grin on their faces.
But in a way, for that exact reason, it seems a bit samey. Kim Seagrove is a wonderful Maria, but it’s difficult to call her performance original.
A definite highlight is the children (the blue team happily graced the stage), especially with their performance of Do-Re-Mi, where the young actors didn’t miss a trick.
Patrick Robert’s (Mother Abbess) performance of Climb Every Mountain brought the house down. A lovely way to celebrate her 50th show with the company.
It was a bit difficult to ignore the loud banging and shuffling underneath the actor’s performances when sets were changed, but they looked good none the less.
A traditional and solid production.