Whistle Down The Wind
Thu 8, Fri 9 & Sat 10 August 2019, 7.30pm
Sat 10 August 2019, 2.30pm
Grove Production project is an exciting annual experience offering up to 100 young people the chance to work with a professional artistic, creative and technical team to stage a musical production at the Grove Theatre.
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 in 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 Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler songwriter Jim Steinman. It features “No Matter What,” which was covered by Boyzone, hitting number one in 18 countries.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics Jim Steinman
With book by Patricia Knop, Gale Edwards and Andrew Lloyd Webber Orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
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