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Tuesday, January 6

Whistle Down the Wind at Union Theatre later this month

Whistle Down the Wind is being presented at the Union Thatre in Southwark from January 28th- February 21st. It is not the Andrew Lloyd Webber version,  but the production which is adapted by Russell Labey and Richard Taylor with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor. Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the screenplay by Willis Hall & Keith Waterhouse and the film by Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes.

It will be Directed by Sasha Regan with Musical Direction by David Griffiths, design by Nik Corrall and Lighting Design by Tim Deiling

Set in the late 1950s in  a small village in Lancashire. Hurrying to a barn with three rescued kittens, a schoolgirl Cathy, discovers a stranger hiding there. She recognises him immediately as Jesus Christ and tells her sister Nan. The next day their brother Charles also learns of their discovery. They decide to tell nobody, but gradually word spreads through the children of the village. Anxious to protect Jesus from unbelieving adults, they keep His arrival a secret and besides, most of their parents are preoccupied with news of a convict on the loose in the area. Trouble starts when the village bully, Raymond, threatens to give the game away . . . Adapted from the famous film and novel, this critically acclaimed musical will enthral audiences with its powerful and moving score

The cast includee Callum McArdle, Grace Osborn, Alex James Ellison, Chris Coleman, Kathyrn Hamilton-Hall, Danielle Morris, Romero Clark, Bryan Hodgson, Oliver Stanley, Sebastion Thomas, Joshua Lewindon, Harry Wright, Edward Crann, Sarah Kate Howarth, Imelda Warren-Green, Ana Richardson, Molly Steere and Donna Marsh.

Tickets for Whistle Down the Wind  

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