Tilted Wig Productions have announced that a new stage adaptation of Washington Irving’s tale will embark on a UK tour from the 30th September.
Adapted by playwright Philip Meeks (Murder, Margaret and Me; Harpy) and directed by Jake Smith (The Hound of the Baskervilles; A Christmas Carol; I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard), the cast for the production will be led by Wendi Peters and Bill Ward.
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.
The production is set to tour across the UK from the 30th September until the 4th December, opening at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley before travelling to venues including:York Theatre Royal, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, Malvern Theatres and Edinburgh Kings Theatre.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’s creative team includes: designs by Amy Watts, lighting design by Jason Addison, sound design by Sam Glossop, movement by Chris Cuming and illusions by Filipe J. Carvalho.
Talking about the production, director Jake smith said: “Sleepy Hollow is undoubtedly one of the greatest horror
stories ever written and a tour de force to stage. This production has at its heart the power of nomadic storytelling and gathering around the campfire for a good ghost story. It is an important story for now as we look at conversations around the identity of nations, communities and humankind throughout the world.This production has allowed an incredible ensemble of actors to viscerally and inventively bring the Hollow to life. It is a piece that shines on our actors’ athleticism, which is really exciting as we look to theatre returning. We look forward to transporting the audience through a quest of logic and illusion, creating fear and defying expectation.”
For more information visit: https://www.tiltedwigproductions.com/