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Whistle Down the Wind extends to 12 Aug 2006
Whistle Down the Wind, has been extended by 2 months is now taking bookings to 12 Aug 2006.
Bill Kenwright's version of the musical opened at the Palace Theatre 27 March 2006, following previews from 15 March 2006 to like-warm notices from the popular press: NICK CURTIS for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "An unashamedly sentimental but sadly confused work." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Lloyd Webber’s most underrated musical and the score may be his best." IAN SUTTLEWORTH for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Most of the time the score sets the emotional pace, and never breaks sweat. And the story...really needs some emotional intensity in the telling, not mere button-pushing." PAUL TAYLOR for The INDEPENDENT says, "A touching, achingly restrained story is jacked up into an overheated melodrama." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Although this is minor Lloyd Webber, Kenwright's production works as fast-moving story-telling."
Cast includes Tim Rogers (The Man), Claire Marlowe (Swallow)
Whistle Down the Wind, which was in the West End at the Aldwych Theatre from 22 Jun 1998 to 6 Jan 2001, has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Jim steinman, book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patricia Knop and Gale Edwards.
It is directed by Bill Kenwright, designed by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Nick Richings, choreography by Henry Metcalf, sound by Mick Potter.