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Whistle Down The Wind at the Union Theatre

Whistle Down The WindBased on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the screenplay by Willis Hall & Keith Waterhouse and the film by Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes. Adapted by Russell Labey and Richard Taylor with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor.

Directed by Sasha Regan, Musical Direction by David Griffiths, Designed by Nik Corrall and Lighting Design by Tim Deiling

The time is the late 1950s, the place, a small village in Lancashire. Hurrying to a barn with three rescued kittens, Cathy, a schoolgirl, 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 and book.

The Company of Whistle Down The Wind
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.

28th January to 21st February 2015
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm


Tuesday 6th January 2015


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