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‘Memorable production’: WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND – Watermill Theatre, Newbury ★★★★

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The Watermill’s bespoke setting and compact stage wouldn’t be my first choice of venue for a revival production of the musical Whistle Down the Wind based on the book by Mary Hayley Bell, adapted to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Jim Steinman. However, the results are extremely impressive.

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The Show People Podcast: Cassie Compton likes to dress as a crow

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In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by Cassie Compton who talks about growing up in Crouch End, London in a home filled with music, her supportive teachers at school and her early experiences in the West End as a child actor in productions such Whistle Down The Wind and The Secret Garden at the Aldwych Theatre.

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Review: Whistle Down The Wind (Union Theatre)

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  Whistle Down The Wind had a huge effect on me.  It was the first ‘film with people in it’ (as opposed to cartoons) that my parents took me to see.  Of course, aged 7, even in black-and-white I fell in love with Hayley Mills – a brilliant casting by her godfather Bryan Forbes for whom the eerie allegorical drama […]

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Review: Whistle Down The Wind (Union Theatre)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

  Whistle Down The Wind had a huge effect on me.  It was the first ‘film with people in it’ (as opposed to cartoons) that my parents took me to see.  Of course, aged 7, even in black-and-white I fell in love with Hayley Mills – a brilliant casting by her godfather Bryan Forbes for whom the eerie allegorical drama […]

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