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
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
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