ITV have confirmed that The Sound of Music Live! Will be screened before Christmas rather than on the big day itself, as some had initially suspected.

The live musical will be aired across the UK on Sunday 20th December, at 7:30pm. It tells the timeless story of Maria – played by Kara Toniton – and the von Trapp family and is based on the original movie from 1965 with the same name.

It’s a heart-warming and musically-led story about the Von Trapp Family singers from pre-Second World War Austria. The lead, Maria, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed navy captain and his seven children. She introduces great happiness in to the house through music.

The cast for the live ITV version sees Toniton joined by the likes of Alexander Armstrong and Catherine Kelly.