Tickets are now on sale for the King’s Lynn Players upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down The Wind, with no less than five performances this November.
Performing at Lynn’s Arts Centre between November 12-15, the show is based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of youth.
Director Sharon Fox said: “This is a great show for the Players to perform as it combines both an adult and children’s cast which builds on the strengths of our award-winning Society. There are over 20 youngsters and 20 adults taking part and we welcome back some familiar faces who have not performed with us for a while, namely Tom Clarke, as the Man and Bryony Ding as Candy.
“We are also delighted that 14-year-old Georgia Dawson will perform in the lead role as Swallow, supported by 11-year-old William Coase as Poor Baby and 10-year-old Kiera Mae Clarke as Brat.”
Reset in Louisiana in 1959, 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 him but the townspeople are determined to catch the fugitive hiding in their midst. Swallow begins to discover herself as she is torn between fantasy and reality when these two worlds collide.
Sharon added: “This is the third Andrew Lloyd Webber show I have directed and it is a real privilege. It is challenging us both artistically and technically, and the whole cast and production team is giving 100 per cent.
“The emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful songs and melodies such as No Matter What, made famous by Boyzone, When Children Rule The World and Whistle Down the Wind with explosive rock music such as Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts. Its a great show for all the family and I would encourage everyone to book early to avoid disappointment.”
Whistle Down The Wind tickets are available from the box office on 01553 764864, for £13.50 each.