Whistle down the wind

It is no longer necessary to introduce the king of musicals Andrew Lloyd Webber to our audience, as they have already had the opportunity to see many of his world-wide hits at our theatre. Out of all of them let us mention at least Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita and Cats. From the new season, yet another title from the workshop of this wizard of the musical theatre will adorn our repertoire. Whistle Down the Wind is a musical inspired by the film of the same name from 1961 which became very popular mainly in the Anglo-Saxon world. The film script was created according to a novel by Mary Hayley Bell and was nominated for five British film awards. It tells the story of three farm children from Louisiana who, by chance, find a mysterious man in their barn. Influenced by the stories which they listen to at Sunday school, they consider him to be Jesus Christ. In reality he is a fugitive on the run from the police, but the children try to help him every way they can and keep him hidden. The plot weaves the innocent world of children together with the cynical adult world and is an emotional story in which imagination meets reality. With this production, we continue our systematic work with child actors that has been on-going for many years.

About the company

Brno City Theatre has so attracted theatre-goers that its performances have been permanently sold out since the year 1995, and on top of that, the company stages about 150 performances abroad every year. Perhaps the reasons for this are the high production quality of every performance and the theatre’s unique repertoire, which mainly presents original works that cannot be seen anywhere else. Both of the company’s venues fully meet all the current technical requirements of modern theatres.

Genre

opera

Theatre/company

Brno City Theatre / Městské divadlo Brno

Czech title

Pískání po větru

Names of authors

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, Patricia Knop, Gale Edwards

Name of director or choreographer

Petr Gazdík

Length of the performance

150 minutes

Language

Czech

Audience

Adult

Contact person

Helena Brzobohatá

E-mail

brzobohata@mdb.cz

Web

www.mdb.cz