Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group is delighted to announce the availability of West End hit Whistle Down The Wind to UK and Eire Amateur Societies. It is the first time the show, which has lyrics by Jim Steinman, has been made available for amateur groups.
Speaking about the release, David Robinson, Head of Licensing at The Really Useful Group said, “We announced in the Autumn of 2011 that we’d be making strides to release as many of Andrew’s works as possible, for amateur and school performances. I am thrilled that we are moving on apace with that project by, today, releasing Whistle Down The Wind for amateur societies.”
Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and subsequent film produced by Richard Attenborough, Whistle Down The Wind follows a group of children who discover an escaped prisoner in a barn, whom they take to be Jesus and vow to protect. The fight between children and adults over the fate of the fugitive is a struggle between bigotry and innocence, updated from the original setting to 1960’s American Deep South.
The sensational score, for 14 players, travels through the rousing gospel opening of The Vaults of Heaven through pulsating rock songs such as Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts, via the lilting melody of the title track Whistle Down the Wind and the song which became a No 1 hit for Boyzone No Matter What.
If you are a Amateur Society in the UK, visit StageAMusical.com to find out more about how to apply.
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