The Wind of Heaven


Rural Wales in the 1850s, in the immediate aftermath of the Crimean War. Dilys Parry lives in Blestin, a mountain village which has no children and worships no god since a disaster snatched away all its youth.
The Wind of Heaven at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 21 December 2019
Running time:1 hr 25 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


A parable about healing divisions after a national trauma, The Wind of Heaven was first produced in the West End in April 1945, just three weeks before the end of the Second World War in Europe, starring Emlyn Williams himself, Diana Wynyard and Megs Jenkins.


It now receives its first London production in nearly 75 years at the Finborough Theatre, well known for its recent rediscoveries of Emlyn Williams' work including the multi-award-winning Accolade.


Synopsis


“Is something coming to us that for two thousand years the tear-stained blood-sick world has been waiting for?”


Rural Wales in the 1850s, in the immediate aftermath of the Crimean War.


Dilys Parry lives in Blestin, a mountain village which has no children and worships no god since a disaster snatched away all its youth.


Inconsolable since her husband was killed in the war, Dilys is gradually re-awakened to life when a prophet-like child working in her household is called by God to serve the world on an extraordinary new mission.


And when a flashy showman from Birmingham arrives in the village, intent on exploiting the boy for financial gain, he too suddenly finds his life completely transformed by his conversion to the child's message.


In the shadow of vast social inequalities and a mismanaged war, one small community rediscovers its lost faith, with startling consequences for the village, and the world beyond ...


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Theatre


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Postal address:
118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 26 November 2019

Closes:Saturday 21 December 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Prices until 8 December 2019:

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


Prices from 10 December 2019:

Tickets £20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats. 


Concessions:

Prices until 8 December 2019:

£16 concessions


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 30 November 2019 when booked online only.


Prices from 10 December 2019:

£18 concessions


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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Emlyn Williams
Director: Will Maynard
Production: Weighed In Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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