Have just learnt that the script of Whistle Down The Wind has been completed by Jim Steinman (who wrote Bat Out of Hell). This new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will open at the Aldwych Theatre on June 30th. The show is not yet cast but the designer will be Peter Davison.
Earlier this year audiences in Washington got a sneak preview of the work in progress. It has been completely reworked.
Gale Edwards is on board to direct the show which is based on Bryan Forbes' 1961 film, in which three children discover a stranger hiding in their barn and think that he is Jesus. Gale has had plenty of practice with the Christian diety, having also directed the London smash hit production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
-- By Ashely Herman