A live broadcast of The Sound of Music is scheduled to air on ITV this Christmas.
Popular musical The Sound of Music is set to be aired live on ITV for a two-and-a-half-hour TV special.
The live broadcast will see Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden as Captain Georg von Trapp, while Katherine Kelly and Alexander Armstrong are announced as Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Max Detweiler respectively.
ITV’s director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell said: “This is the first time in the UK that this type of project has been attempted – a musical drama both performed and broadcast live – but big ambitious live television events is what ITV does well.
“We’ve assembled some of the very best talent both in front of and behind the camera, and I can’t wait to see it all come together.”
The special hasn’t yet got an air date, although it’ll be on during December 2015.