The Burton Musical Theatre Company

Next Production: Whistle Down The Wind – October 2017

24th – 28th October 2017

Whistle Down The Wind - October 24th-28th 2017Based on the novel and subsequent produced film, Whistle Down the Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young.

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 rock’n’roll songwriter Jim Steinman.  The score contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days – something which the community at the heart of Whistle Down the Wind yearns to return to.

We have an amazing cast of principles and children so book your tickets for a show you will love.

Directed by Karen Hambleton

Come and join us at de Ferrers Academy, Harehedge Lane, Burton on Trent, DE13 0AS.

Tickets are available from our new online ticket page.  For other ways to book see our  BMTC tickets page.

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