WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND is this Easter’s family treat from the award winning TOpS, supported by The Young Set. Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and subsequent Richard Attenborough film,
Whistle Down the Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young.
Whistle Down the Wind revolves around the time and place where the word teenager was invented. Swallow, a 15 year-old-girl growing up in America’s deep South in the fifties, discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ”, it’s as if all her prayers have been answered. Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside – the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding it their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going.
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