Musical favourite Whistle Down The Wind to be performed this week

Whistle Down the Wind cast

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Whistle Down The Wind is being brought to the stage this week in a production by the Northampton Musical Theatre Company.

The story takes place in a small village in America’s deep south where a devoutly religious 15-year-old girl called Swallow discovers a mysterious, injured man hiding in her family’s barn.

Whistle Down the Wind cast. Picture by Redrex Photography.

Whistle Down the Wind cast. Picture by Redrex Photography.

When she asks his identity the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ”.

Believing the man is the real Jesus, Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the outside world. Meanwhile the adults are on the hunt for an escaped murderer.

The musical, which includes well known songs such as When Children Rule the World, No Matter What, Broken Hearts and Whistle Down the Wind, is the first production to be performed under the company’s new name. Previously it was known as The Northampton Amateur Operatic Society, founded in 1898.

NMTC will be presenting Whistle Down The Wind at The Cripps Theatre, Northampton School for Boys, in Billing Road each night this week up to and including Saturday.

Each performance begins at 7.30pm and tickets are available via the Cripps Theatre Box Office or by calling 01604 258666. Tickets cost £17 or £15. Group tickets are also available. For information log onto www.nmtc.me.uk