‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ Extends Tour Into March 2022

the legend of sleepy hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is extending its UK tour into March 2022 following successful performances this year.

Produced by Tilted Wig, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre Bromley, the show will visit Crewe Lyceum Theatre and Cardiff’s New Theatre in January, Inverness’ Eden Court and Derby Theatre in February and Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre, Theatre Clwyd and Salisbury Playhouse in March.

Playwright Philip Meeks has revitalised Washington Irving’s classic tale which sees new teacher Ichabod Crane doubt his sanity after being swept into a dangerous mystery.

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.”

“We look forward to transporting the audience through a quest of logic and illusion, creating fear and defying expectation.”

Wendi Peters, who starred in Coronation Street, and Bill Ward, who appeared in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, lead the cast. They are joined by Sam Jackson, Rose Quentin, Lewis Cope and Jon Paul Rowden. 

The Hollow is brought to life by illusions director Filipe J. Carvalho, with the show reflecting the lingering appeal of fables, storytelling and monsters. Also on the creative team are designer Amy Watts, choreographer Chris Cuming, sound designer Sam Glossop and lighting designer Jason Addison.

Performances will run until 19 March. Tickets are available online from their respective theatre’s website.

Words by Julius Lawless-Master

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