The Legend of Sleepy Hollow UK Tour has been announced starring Wendi Peters and Bill Ward. The tour runs from 30 September – 4 December 2021.
Stars of the stage and screen, Wendi Peters (Big! The Musical; Coronation Street) and Bill Ward (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; Emmerdale), will lead a thrilling new production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow UK Tour. Washington Irving’s classic tale has been adapted by acclaimed playwright Philip Meeks (Murder, Margaret and Me; Harpy), unleashing one of the most terrifying monsters from the horror canon on stage – the Headless Horseman. The ghoulish and edge-of-the-seat experience will tour theatres across the UK later this year.
Taking on the leading role of Ichabod Crane will 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).
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.
Transforming the American Dream into the American Gothic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow unleashes terror on the stage, in a heart-pounding visual masterpiece directed by Jake Smith (The Hound of the Baskervilles; A Christmas Carol; I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard), with jaw-dropping illusions by Filipe J. Carvalho (Back To The Future The Musical; Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things). Tilted Wig is excited to return to stages across the UK with their incredible new touring production. This haunting premiere revitalises a classic text for a new audience.
Director Jake Smith comments, 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.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow UK Tour is adapted by Philip Meeks based on an original concept by Washington Meeks and is directed by Jake Smith. The production is designed by Amy Watts, lighting design by Jason Addison, sound design by Sam Glossop, movement by Chris Cuming and Illusions by Filipe J Carvalho.
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW UK TOUR 2021
30th September – 2nd October 2021
Churchill Theatre Bromley
5th – 9th October 2021
York Theatre Royal
12th – 16th October 2021
18th – 23rd October 2021
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
26th – 30th October 2021
2nd – 6th November 2021
8th – 13th November 2021
Edinburgh Kings Theatre
16th – 20th November 2021
23rd – 27th November 2021
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
29th November – 4th December 2021
Southend Palace Theatre