Fiona Tong in Whistle Down The Wind
We’re delighted to announce that Fiona Tong will be playing Auntie Dolly in the Laney/Taylor adaptation of Whistle Down the Wind, directed by Sasha Regan at the Union Theatre from the 28th November.
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.
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.
The Union proves that a widely unknown score in a simple setting can shine, and that this fringe production is indeed a certain triumph.