Whistle Down The Wind archiveIn a twist of fate the bright-eyed and youthful Swallow discovers a mysterious man hiding in her family's barn. When she asks for his identity the first words he utters are 'Jesus Christ'...and it's as though her prayers have been answered. While the rest of the townspeople are searching for a fugitive escaped from jail, Swallow gathers the town's children who make a pact to protect their new found saviour from the cruelties of the outside world. A brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical. Includes the Boyzone No 1 hit No Matter What.


Glenn Carter, Rosie Jenkins, Ashley Lloyd, Carly Thoms, Scott Murtagh, Mark Inscoe (Birmingham only), Aaron Shirley, Leroy Ricardo James, Debbie Korley, David Robbins, Paul Hutchinson, Garrie Harvey, Craig Armstrong, David Lyndon, Martin Neely, Michelle McAvoy, Georgie Fellows, Polli Redston, Micaelia Baptiste, Siobhan Morgan, Graeme Kinniburgh, Oliver Marshall


Book by: Mary Hayley Bell
Producer: Bill Kenwright
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Jim Steinman
Design: Paul Farnsworth
Lighting: Nick Richings
Choreographer: Henry Metcalfe
Director: David Steadman (music)
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Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T1433996160. Details of all Whistle Down The Wind archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1753

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7 Jun 04
12 Jun 04
New Wimbledon Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
31 May 04
5 Jun 04
Theatre Royal
East Sussex
17 May 04
29 May 04
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes
10 May 04
15 May 04
Grand Opera House
North Yorkshire
19 Apr 04
1 May 04
Grand Theatre
West Midlands
5 Apr 04
17 Apr 04
New Victoria Theatre
22 Mar 04
3 Apr 04
King's Theatre
8 Mar 04
20 Mar 04
Mayflower Theatre
23 Feb 04
6 Mar 04
Regent Theatre
10 Feb 04
21 Feb 04
Birmingham Hippodrome
West Midlands

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User Reviews

USER (26Apr04): WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Wolverhampton Grand, Thursday 22 April 2004 Another capacity audience at one of the West Midlands most charming and atmospheric theatres was the result of 'Whistling down the Wind' being staged at The Grand, Wolverhampton for a 2 week run. Although many will remember Mary Hayley Bell’s story and the British film of the early 1960s and starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates this reworking of the story moves the action to America’s deep south, where a 15-year-old girl discovers a mysterious man hiding in a barn and believes him to be Jesus. He is in fact a fugitive… This highly successful West End show is now on a national UK tour and headed by Glenn Carter from the original London production as the man. Glenn goes through being terrified, then almost making friends with the children and finally into total desperation. He gives a strong, believable and finely tuned central performance. The three children are excellent with Rosie Jenkins as Swallow giving a wonderfully innocent central performance and she is well supported by the younger Ashley Lloyd and Linzie Cooper and I did notice a few tears in the audience at times! As with all the Andrew Lloyd Webber productions that I have seen the attention to detail and the production standards are of the highest and combined with the popularity of the score, ‘No Matter What’ a big hit for Boyzone and the main theme ‘Whistle down the Wind’ along with ‘The Vaults of Heaven’ to name just three of the big numbers in the show this production clearly pleased the audience and the applause was great for what had been a brilliant night out. The Grand Theatre is the perfect venue for a show like this, which attracted an audience of all ages, and the start of July sees the commencement of its annual Repertory Season another popular event for the theatre and the people of Wolverhampton. Clive Fuller

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