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PUBLISHED: 16:41 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 17:21 16 August 2010

CASUALTY actor Simon MacCorkindale is putting down is stethoscope to tread the boards in Andrew Lloyd Webber s The Sound of Music.

CASUALTY actor Simon MacCorkindale is putting down is stethoscope to tread the boards in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Sound of Music.

MacCorkindale, best known for his role of Harry Harper in three of the BBC One series, will play Captain Von Trapp opposite Summer Strallen as Maria.

As well as scores of television and film roles, MacCorkindale has also directed a number of plays including The Dark Lady of the Sonnets at the Royal National Theatre and Pygmalion at the Albery Theatre.

The Sound of Music will continue to feature Margaret Preece as Mother Abbess, Fiona Sinnott as The Baroness and Paul Grunert as Max.

Rebecca Lucie and Nadim Naaman will take over the roles of Liesl and Rolf on August 25.

The smash hit new production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened to rave reviews and sell-out business at the London Palladium in November 2006

The show has now been seen by more than a million people.

Now booking until February 28, 2009, The Sound of Music is at the London Palladium with performances at 7.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays to Saturdays with 7pm performances on Tuesdays and Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets, priced from £25 to £55 including all booking fees, are available from the London Palladium Box office on 0870 890 1108 or at www.soundofmusiclondon.com.

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