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. 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.
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.
2 hours, approx. 12+
Performance / Dates
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
Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3HB
26th – 30th October Oldham Coliseum
Fairbottom St, Oldham OL1 3SW
2nd – 6th November Malvern Theatres
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