Anyone Can Whistle

  • Music and Lyrics byStephen Sondheim
  • Book byArthur Laurents
  • Orchestrated byDon Walker
  • Directed byPhil Willmottt

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Book Tickets
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  • Dates8th February – 11th March 2017
  • TimesTuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm
    Saturday and Sunday @ 2.30pm


  • Tickets £22.50
  • Concessions £20
  • Previews 8th/9th February All Tickets £20

Running Time

  • TBC


Anyone Can Whistle is political allegory in musical comedy form that tells the story of a town that's gone bankrupt because its only industry is manufacturing something that never wears out. In order to revive her town Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper and her town council fake a miracle - water flowing from a rock - to attract tourists. When patients at the local mental hospital escape and mix with the townspeople and tourists, chaos ensues whilst J. Bowden Hapgood, a fake psychiatrist falls in love with Fay Apple, a nurse at the asylum who has disguised herself as a miracle verifier sent from Lourdes.

The show contains a raft of classic Sondheim numbers including Me and My Town, Anyone Can Whistle, There Won’t be Trumpets, Everybody Says Don’t and With So Little to be Sure Of.

Cast and Creatives


Nurse Apple
Rachel Delooze

Cora Hoover Hooper
Felicity Duncan

Oliver Stanley

James Horne

Mark Garfield

Christopher Laishley

Richard Foster King

Abbey Addams
Mitchell Lathbury
Alessandro Lubrano
Isabel Wroe Wright
Joey Warne
Joe Miller
Kate Hurley
Michael Larcombe
Laura Pick
Natalie Thorn
Tom Mussell
Victoria-Louise Currie


Phil Willmott

Holly Hughes

Musical Director
Richard Baker

Costume Designer
Penn O'Gara

Production Manager
Toby Burbidge

Casting Director
Adam Braham

Production Photographer
Scott Rylander

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