School’s take on West End musical is a hit

A scene from King's Whistle Down the Wind.

A scene from King's Whistle Down the Wind. - Credit: Archant

There was scarcely an empty seat in the house for an Ely school’s production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Whistle down the Wind.

More than 45 cast members and 20 members of crew at King’s Ely worked relentlessly in the months leading up to Christmas to deliver what the school described as “the most ambitious and complex” musical seen at the school in recent years.

Andrew Lloyd Webber tweeted the school in the week preceding the production, wishing the young cast the best of luck.

And they certainly didn’t disappoint as audiences were treated to an array of vocal and dramatic talent.

Head of King’s Ely Senior, Alex McGrath, said: “It was wonderful to see the ease of relationships between some of our youngest talent and our senior students. It made for a spectacular show which pulled together so many facets of King’s Ely. I was immensely proud of everyone involved.”