The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

 Tilted Wig, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre Bromley 

 Thursday 30th September – Saturday 4th December 2021 

 Full casting has been announced for the thrilling new touring production of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Taking on the role of Ichabod Crane is Sam Jackson (Skins, E4; Beautiful Thing, National Tour) alongside Rose Quentin (York Witches Society, MSR Media), Lewis Cope (Vera, ITV; Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall) and Tommy Sim’aan (As You Like It, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Doctors, BBC). They will join the previously announced Wendi Peters and Bill Ward

Adapted by acclaimed playwright Philip Meeks (Murder, Margaret and Me; Harpy), and under the direction of by Jake Smith (The Hound of the Baskervilles; A Christmas Carol; I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard), the premiere production seeks to unleash terror on the stage. The ghoulish and edge-of-the-seat experience will tour theatres across the UK from September. 

An exciting creative team will resurrect the Headless Horseman and bring the Hollow to life, with jaw-dropping illusions by Filipe J. Carvalho (Back To The Future The Musical; Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things), design by Amy Watts, choreography by Chris Cuming, lighting by Jason Addison and sound design by Sam Glossop. Transforming the American Dream into the American Gothic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a heart-pounding visual masterpiece revitalising the classic text for new audiences. 

With Hallowmas fast approaching, Sleepy Hollow simmers with anticipation. Arriving as the new teacher, Ichabod Crane finds himself embroiled in the secrets and unsettling traditions of the locals. However, all is not as it seems. When disturbing events overwhelm the small town, he finds himself swept up in a dangerous mystery which leaves him doubting his own sanity. 

Producer Katherine Senior of Tilted Wig Productions comments, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is set to be an epic piece of theatre, combining a stellar cast with a fantastic script and theatrical illusions that will blow your mind! It’s incredibly exciting to be creating new work once again for the regions, as we’ve been planning this production for some time. We are thrilled to be heading back on the road and cannot wait to visit local theatres with this show. 

Notes to Editors Show The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 

Running time 2 hours, approx. 

Age guidance 12+ 

Original concept Washington Irving 

Adapted by Philip Meeks 

Director Jake Smith 

Cast Wendi Peters, Bill Ward, Sam Jackson, Rose Quentin, Lewis Cope and Tommy Sim’aan 

Designer Amy Watts 

Lighting Designer Jason Addison 

Sound Designer Sam Glossop 

Movement Chris Cuming 

Illusions Director Filipe J. Carvalho 

Producers Tilted Wig, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre Bromley 

Performance Dates 

30th September – 2nd October Churchill Theatre Bromley 

High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA


5th – 9th October York Theatre Royal 

St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD 


12th – 16th October MAST, Southampton 

142, 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU


18th – 23rd October Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 

Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


26th – 30th October Oldham Coliseum 

Fairbottom St, Oldham OL1 3SW


2nd – 6th November Malvern Theatres 

Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3HB


8th – 13th November Edinburgh Kings Theatre 

2 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ


16th – 20th November Darlington Hippodrome 

Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR


23rd – 27th November Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne 

8-10 Compton St, Eastbourne BN21 4BW


29th November – 4th December Southend Palace Theatre 

430 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 9LA


Twitter @tiltedwiguk Instagram @TiltedWig Facebook /TiltedWigProductions 

All enquiries, high res images and further information: 

Daniel O’Carroll, Chloé Nelkin Consulting 

E:, T: 0203 6272 960 


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