Richard Taylor’s, Whistle Down the Wind has just finished a five week run at the union theatre, off west end. With a captivating storyline and bewitching music this show tells the story of three young children growing up in a somewhat religious community in the heart of Lancashire. With a convict on the loose and the run-up to Christmas fast approaching, tensions among the adults are high. This however does not affect the spirits and beliefs of the children, who have in turn found ‘Jesus’ asleep in their barn. Has Jesus really returned? Will the convict be found?
This musical was adapted from a novel of the same name by playwright Russell Laybey. More recently Laybey also adapted gods and monsters for the stage which is currently running at the Southwark playhouse and receiving rave reviews nationally. Composer Richard Taylors most recent accomplishment was his production of go between, performed at the west Yorkshire playhouse, this was critically acclaimed and award winning. A combination of Taylor and Laybey results in this riveting adaptation of whistle down the wind.
The 3rd year students of Music Theatre will be performing this show under the direction of Kirk Jameson, whose most recently directed ‘Seusical’ at the Arts Theatre and ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ at the Union Theatre, London, with ‘On a Clear Day’ being nominated for Best Musical at the Off West End Awards.
This production of ‘Whistle down the Wind’ is being performed in St. Peter’s art centre theatre between the 25 – 28 of March at 7.30 with a Friday and Saturday matinee performance at 2.30.