Review - Whistle Down The Wind at King’s Lynn Arts Centre

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The King’s Lynn Players proved they are not just a group for seasoned actors on the opening night of their production of Whistle Down The Wind.

Championing fresh and new talent, the Players’ took on their latest show with gusto as their introduced the largest cast I have seen yet to the Arts Centre stage.

Putting youngsters ranging from six-years-old to 20 centrestage was a bold move by director Sharon Fox, but one that paid off hugely when you saw the amazing talent on offer.

Springwood High School student Georgia Dawson, 14, was the shining star of the performance as she took up the role of Swallow and gave a stunning performance both vocally and theatrically.

She provided one of the best leading ladies I have seen yet from the Players and I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of her in future productions.

Georgia was well supported by 11-year-old William Coase as Poor Baby and 10-year-old Kiera Mae Clarke as Brat, plus the rest of the younger cast whose musical numbers were particularly good.

The production welcomed back a familiar face in Tom Clarke as the Man, who had us all gripped from his first solo – a great voice and he worked well with the younger cast, especially Georgia.

As usual, the Players’ brought tight musical numbers, light comedy and a heartfelt story to the stage, and the audience were very appreciative of their efforts.

Surprisingly for an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, this was one I was not familiar with, but as someone who used to be a huge Boyzone fan – I was a quick convert following the performance of No Matter What.

Do not miss your opportunity to venture into the Deep South with Whistle Down The Wind, there are performances tonight and tomorrow, tickets available from 01553 764864.