Sound of success for star in the making

ON SONG: Emma Guest, third from left, with fellow performers who will play the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

ON SONG: Emma Guest, third from left, with fellow performers who will play the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

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TEENAGER Emma Guest is taking steps towards her dream career in the performing arts industry.

The 14-year-old has been chosen to appear in The Sound of Music, which will be presented at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, next month.

Emma, of Summerfield Road, Dronfield, will play one of the Von Trapp children after beating off more than 100 candidates for a coveted place in the production by Croft House Theatre Company.

Her mum, Katie, said: “Emma has become really good friends with the other Von Trapp children who she is playing alongside, she says it’s like one big family at rehearsals.

“The Lyceum is Emma’s favourite theatre as she says it is really beautiful inside and the dressing rooms are really cool with lights round the mirrors.”

A pupil at Henry Fanshawe School, Dronfield, Emma has played a number of roles on the big stage in Sheffield, including Schpritze in Fiddler on the Roof at Sheffield Lyceum and an orphan in Annie at Sheffield City Hall.

Katie added: “Emma loves musical theatre and is keen to pursue a career in the performing arts industry.”

The Sound of Music will be staged at the Lyceum from March 13 to 17. Many performances are already sold out.

Joan Bennett, who chairs the theatre company, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the phenomenal demand for tickets for this year’s production by Croft. We are absolutely delighted that audiences want to engage with and support our work and we are looking forward to performing in the Lyceum once again.

“The Sound of Music is rarely theatrically performed in Sheffield so this truly is a unique chance for people to experience the stage version of this classic.”

Performance are at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2pm. To check ticket availability, contact (0114) 249 6000.