Summer School 2013
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre is thrilled to announce that this year's Summer School production will be the iconic musical Whistle Down The Wind, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman.
Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell, Whistle Down The Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young. Swallow, a 15 year old girl growing up in America’s Deep South in the fifties discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ”, it’s as if all her prayers have been answered. The town’s children vow to protect the stranger from the people who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding in their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going.
Summer School will start on Monday 22nd July and run until Saturday 10th August, with performances from Wednesday 7th August to Saturday 10th August.
Eighty places will be available and the only way to gain a place in this year’s professionally directed and choreographed production is to audition on Sunday 19th May 2013.
For the first time the show will be open for children up to the age of 21, instead of 18.
Further details are available via our auditions pack:
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Stafford Gatehouse Youth Theatre
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