Youth set to shine in King’s Lynn Players’ latest musical

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A 14-year-old girl from North Wootton has been cast in the leading role of the upcoming King’s Lynn Players production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down The Wind.

Set to open at Lynn’s Arts Centre on Wednesday, with five performances including a Saturday matinee, the show will see over 20 Young Players joining the cast.

Springwood High School student Georgia Dawson will take to the stage as Swallow, joining a cast made up of youngsters aged from six to 20 years old.

An experienced performer with a love for musical theatre, Georgia sings with Springtime Singers and dances at Lynn Academy of Dancing. She studies guitar, piano and keyboard, and also sings with her sister Maddi, in the duo Funky Little Folk.

Georgia said: “I’m thrilled to be playing the part of Swallow and grateful I’ve been given such a brilliant opportunity.

“After three months of rehearsal with a great cast, I’m now really looking forward to the show!”

Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell, Whistle Down the Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of youth.

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.

Tickets for Whistle Down The Wind are available at 
the box office on 01553