Production by Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company

Whistle Down the Wind - by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Jim Steinman

Whistle Down the Wind - by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Jim Steinman
20th March - 23rd March

EPMTC are proud to present, Andrew Lloyd-Webber's hit musical, Whistle Down the WInd in March 2013

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Production Team

Director: Dawn Kennedy

Musical Director: Craig Price

Choreographer: Kayleigh Melluish


The Cast

THE MAN - Chris Pacitti

SWALLOW - Jennifer Connah

AMOS - Richard Cannon

CANDY - Sara Haynes

BOONE - Rob Poston

EDWARD - Damian Riverol

SHERIFF - Derrick Fear

DEPUTY - Kyle Hickman-Germon

EARL/SNAKE PREACHER - Dominic Melluish

MINISTER - Andy Nickson

BRATT - Amelia Douggie

POOR BABY - Seren Dovey-Evans

CHILDREN - Leah Dovey-Evans

- Ella Busow

- Alex Pendleton

- Heather Bunning

- Michael Dean

- Megan Brocklehurst

 - Charlie Mundy

- Bethany Cox

- Jed Young

- Farrah Hughes

- Rachel Devaney

- Beth Lacey

- Charlotte Allmond

- Sian Devaney

- Jessica Astbury

- Lucy Hickman-Germon

- Joshua Boyd


About the show

Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and subsequent Richard Attenborough-produced film, Whistle Down the Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman, together with Patricia Knop and Gale Edwards (co-book writers with Andrew Lloyd Webber) reset the original story in Louisiana in 1959.

Whistle Down the Wind revolves around the time and place where the word teenager was invented. Swallow, a 15 year-old-girl growing up in America’s deep South in the fifties, discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ”, it’s as if all her prayers have been answered. Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside – the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding it their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful love songs and explosive rock music with lyrics by acclaimed rock’n'roll songwriter Jim Steinman. The score contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days – something which the community at the heart of Whistle Down the Wind yearns to return to.

 After successfully playing at the Aldwych Theatre in London for over two years, Whistle Down the Wind undertook two UK tours as well as touring the USA from 2007-2008.

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