The Wind Singer

A new musical in development. THE WIND SINGER
Based on the novel by William Nicholson
Book & Lyrics by Teresa Howard Music & Soundscapes by Sarah Llewellyn

choir and actors and connie

2019 development week @ RSC

We are in the early stages of an exciting new musical. An Epic Fantasy Family Musical Adventure about a fierce girl in a dystopian world, who sets out on
a quest to find the Wind Singer’s
lost voice and free her people from
a cruel regime.

Alice in Wonderland meets The Hunger Games, meets His Dark Materials



BEAM showcase Theatre Royal Stratford East March 2018

Development to date:


Belmont Chamber Choir in rehearsal for BEAM 2018 showcase Feb 2018










The Wind Singer is the first part of William Nicholson’s young adult Wind on Fire Trilogy, translated into 25 languages and winner of the Smarties Prize Gold Award, Blue Peter Book Award and has a cult following of young people in their 20’s and 30’s. Nicholson’s sold millions of children’s books worldwide and written for stage and screen including the Oscar-winning film Gladiator, BAFTA-winning play Shadowlands and wrote the screen adaptation of Boublil
and Les Miserables


Creative meeting Jan 2018 Teresa and William Nicholson

A few quotes to date..“Gorgeous haunting duet singing”,
‘pure, gripping, heart-warming’,
‘escapism for every age’,
‘beautiful score, wonderful blend of voices and sounds’,
‘children’s choir was excellent’
“That was stunning, can’t wait to see the whole show!”, “Beautiful, magical, atmospheric” “It works!”

The electro-acoustic score includes an array of percussion, a musical saw, tuned wine glasses, an owl, and a children’s choir with classical and contemporary vocals.

Be part of the journey! please follow

choir with bill

children’s choir with author William Nicholson

RSC Development Week 2019
Musical direction by Bruce O’Neil
Directed by Lotte Wakeham
Produced by Claire Birch
Sophia Nomvete
Ryan Heenan
Evelyn Hoskins
James Penniston
with Connie Greaves as Wind Singer’s voice and Belmont chamber choir, percussion Jimmy Jones, guitars Nick Lee

me and teresa

creative meeting Dec 2017 Sarah & Teresa






BEAM 2018 Directed by Cressida Carre
Musical Direction by Catherine Jayes
Featured Choir Belmont Chamber
Kestral Hath Tanya Shields
Bowman Hath Ryan Heenan
Ira Manth Claire Marlowe
Maslo Inch/Hanno/ David Muscat

Huge Thanks to Mercury Musical Developments and the Musical Theatre Network for their ongoing and continued support.