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Whistle Down The Wind

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Whistle Down The Wind#0
Posted: 4/3/06 at 6:01pm
Just wanted to delete my review, sorry to have been out of line, i feel really bad. Can we just forget that ever happened?
Sorry everyone! Still stand by that the talent in that show was immense!
Updated On: 4/13/06 at 06:01 PM
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#1
Posted: 4/9/06 at 12:11pm
Well, I gladly paid to watch it - and to listen to it!

I knew the show,
having seen the original London production & the Kenwright tour -
though I took someone this time who'd never seen it before,
and who knew nothing about it -
and she had no difficulty hearing it, or fathoming what was going on.

(Maybe the sound balance has been adjusted since you saw it -
it seemed fine when we went.)

I'm looking forward to seeing it again asap.

What impressed me most about this production was the LightNing, and the Motorbike,
and the performances, especially of the 3 leads:
Claire Marlowe, Tim Rogers, & Garrie Harvey.
Updated On: 4/9/06 at 12:11 PM
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#2
Posted: 4/11/06 at 12:21pm
Right Leanne. The kids singing is not dubbed at all, there is a click tape to be used at the musical directors discretion to support the children singing with them recorded but they are singing and not being dubbed so don't critisize the kids although their may be 40 of them they still can't pack out the palace theatre.

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re: Whistle Down The Wind#3
Posted: 4/13/06 at 1:48am
Sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Updated On: 4/13/06 at 01:48 AM
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#4
Posted: 4/15/06 at 3:21pm
i have just been to see the afternoon show today and im kinda mixxed about how i feel about it. I have to say that i was sitting really close to the stage and some of the kids wernt speaking there parts in the songs, for example one girl said her line but im sure it was a boys voice i heard and another kid who looked about 5-6 sounded much older it just was really odd and other peep in the audiace looked puzzled. i have to say that Tim Rogers as the man blew me away he was absolutly fultless, what a fantastic voice!but Ali James who was understudying Swallow seemed to strugle with the higher notes and left me a little dissapointed. but the show as a whole was really enjoyable, and the songs involving the whole company were wicked some fantastic singers there...but some odd dance routenes in the opening number. oh and before peep start to go on about this thatand the other like they like to so often do on here, thats just my view of the show and how it was that perticular performance.
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#5
Posted: 4/15/06 at 5:39pm
ok fair enough. but they arn't dubbed. I friend of mine works on the show, i asked.
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Updated On: 5/11/06 at 05:39 PM
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#6
Posted: 4/16/06 at 6:33pm
I saw Whistle again on Friday 14th.

(Again, the impressive sudden LightNing effect made the audience jump!)

The children did fine, & sounded fine.

Claire Marlowe (my ideal Swallow: I've seen 3) was on, and did very well -
though (being used to seeing her in the role, including on tour)
I thought she looked at times as if she might be battling a nasty cold.
Being Easter, the next show's not till Tuesday;
so hopefully being given Saturday off to recover
will also help save others in the cast from catching it!
(rohingit, I hope you get to see Claire in it another time:
she's very very good.)

Tim Rogers (The Man) has so much variety in his voice,
and also so much power -
his big number near the end of Act II was stunning:
he actually seemed to be 'living it'.

Another amazing voice in fine form was that of motorbiker Garrie Harvey.


Updated On: 4/19/06 at 06:33 PM
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#7
Posted: 4/17/06 at 2:38pm
Did they have that song, "The Gang," with lyrics by Don Black, or has it been cut? It's the one weak link.
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#9
Posted: 5/3/06 at 6:46pm
Just to let you, if you want to see a video preview, here's a link.....

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Updated On: 5/4/06 at 06:46 PM
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#11
Posted: 5/23/06 at 6:24am
I saw Whistle again last Sat Mat - another very enjoyable performance.

I found I noticed different aspects this time.

Emma Hopkins (1 of the 2 girls alternating the role of Brat) seemed very natural in the role - that impressed me.

Aaron Shirley (Sheriff since before Easter): a notable performance throughout.

Tim Rogers as The Man seemed maybe more cynical & angrier than on my previous 2 visits.

Claire Marlowe back in good health (since my Easter visit), and on form, and as usual in very good voice, as Swallow.

Debbie Korley as Candy seemed to have a particularly good Act I (including her big number duet with Amos).

Garrie Harvey as Amos (with the motorbike) also sang very well - as always.
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re: Whistle Down The Wind#12
Posted: 6/3/06 at 6:48am
The title perplexes me? What exactly does it mean? I've heard the title song, but I still haven't a clue. Incidentally, I heard that Hayley Mills' mother wrote the book/script on which the musical is based. Is this true? What a talented family, those Millses.
Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra
Salve, Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia