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Whistle Down The Wind

February 16, 2016
February 20, 2016
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Baysgarth School Main Hall
Barrow Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom

BADAOS (Barton And District Amateur Operatic Society) present for their major 2016 production, Whistle Down The Wind, based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and subsequent Richard Attenborough-produced film, that follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman, together with Patricia Knop and Gale Edwards (co-book writers with Andrew Lloyd Webber) reset the original story in Louisiana in 1959.

Whistle Down the Wind revolves around the time and place where the word teenager was invented. 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. Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside – the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding it 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.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful love songs and explosive rock music with lyrics by acclaimed rock’n’roll songwriter Jim Steinman. The score contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days – something which the community at the heart of Whistle Down the Wind yearns to return to.

Dates and time: Tuesday 16th February 2016, Wednesday 17th February 2016, Thursday 18th February 2016, Friday 19th February 2016, Saturday 20th February 2016 (Every evening on these dates commencing at 19:30. Also a matinee performance on the Saturday commencing at 14:30, this is as well as the evening performance).

Ticket Prices
Adult – £10  Concession – £8 (Available via the website from January 2016)


Contact number: 07894 881 189


Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380