The time is the late 1950s, the place, a small village in Lancashire. Hurrying to a barn with three rescued kittens, Cathy, a schoolgirl, discovers a stranger hiding there. She recognises Him immediately as Jesus Christ and tells her sister, Nan. The next day their brother Charles also learns of their discovery. They decide to tell nobody, but gradually word spreads through the children of the village. Eager to protect Jesus from unbelieving adults, they keep His arrival a secret and besides, most of their parents are preoccupied with news of a convict on the loose in the area. Trouble starts when the village bully, Raymond, threatens to give the game away.

Whistle Down the Wind the musical is based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the screenplay by Willis Hall & Keith Waterhouse, as well as the film by Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes. It is adapted by Russell Labey and Richard Taylor with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor. It will be directed by Sasha Regan with musical direction by Rosa Lennox. It will feature designs by Justin Williams, Costumes by Reuben Speed 

The Cast

The Man – Juan Miralles; Cathy – Sadie Levett; Nan – Tara Lucas; Charles – George Hankers; Dad – Stuart Simons; Auntie Dolly- Fiona Tong; Miss Lodge – Louise Kempson; Vicar – Eoin McKenna; Raymond – Will SutcliffePoliceman – Connor O’Rourke; Ensemble-  Olivia Wormald, Laura Jeffries & Adrian J Mercer.

Union Theatre, Union Street, SE1 from 28th November – 21st December 2019. Times: Tuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm; Saturday and Sunday @ 2.30pm. Admission: £22 Full Price & £20 Concession. Under 18  £15. Phone: 020 7261 9876