Whistle Down the Wind

  • Based on the novel byMary Hayley Bell
  • and the screenplay byWillis Hall and Keith Waterhouse
  • and the film byRichard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes
  • Adapted byRussell Labey and Richard Taylor
  • with music and Lyrics byRichard Taylor

Performed by arrangement withMusic Theatre International (Europe) Limited on behalf of Josef Weinberger Limited

Book Tickets


  • Dates28th November – 21st December 2019
  • TimesTuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm
    Saturday and Sunday @ 2.30pm


  • Full Price£22
  • Concessions£20
  • Under 18s£15


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. Anxious 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 . . . Adapted from the famous film and novel, this critically acclaimed musical will enthral audiences with its powerful and moving score and book.


Leaving the audience with stirred hearts and moist eyes, the Union’s revival is an undoubted success.
Musical Theatre Review

entertaining and moving production with an incredibly talented cast, and it deserves to be a great success.
London Theatre1

There is much that is touching and surprisingly witty in Whistle Down The Wind. Bravo for a simple story, told with passion and which proves to be another fine example of the quality to be found in London’s fringe.
Jonathan Baz

The Union proves that a widely unknown score in a simple setting can shine, and that this fringe production is indeed a certain triumph.
Public Reviews

Cast and Creatives


The Man
Juan Miralles

Sadie Levett

Tara Lucas

George Hankers

Stuart Simons

Auntie Dolly
Fiona Tong

Miss Lodge
Louise Kempson

Eoin McKenna

Will Sutcliffe

Conor O’Rourke

Olivia Wormald

Laura Jeffries

Adrian J Mercer

Rowan Davies-Moore
Teddy Bunker
Mariam Alaka

Understudy Jo
Nellie Regan
Lina AMbalU-Wedell
Victoria Yawata Gilvickyte


Sasha Regan

Musical Director
Rosa Lennox

Justin Williams

Lighting Designer
Hector Murray

Costume Designer
Reuben Speed