Duncan Sheik's Whisper House premieres in April: Time to shout about the cast

07 Mar
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
The cast of Whisper House

Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik follows up American Psycho with another musical thriller. WHISPER HOUSE, which premieres at The Other Palace in April, boasts a superb cast of West End #StageFaves: Simon Bailey, Nicholas Goh, Simon Lipkin, Niamh Perry and Dianne Pilkington...

Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik follows up  the successful UK run of his musical thriller American Psycho with WHISPER HOUSE, a haunting new musical that combines a thrillingly original rock score with a touching and beautiful tale about learning to embrace the unknown. Casting is now announced for the production, which runs at The Other Palace from 6 April to 27 May 2017, with a press night on 18 April.

It’s 1942, the height of World War II, and Christopher, an imaginative young boy, is sent to live with an aunt he’s never met: Lily, a reclusive woman who serves as the keeper of a remote lighthouse on the East Coast of America, aided by her mysterious Japanese housekeeper, Yashujiro. It isn’t long before Christopher begins to hear strange music seeping through the walls.  Is his imagination getting the better of him, or is the lighthouse haunted?  Soon the whispers become something louder …

The cast of West End stars for WHISPER HOUSE comprises: Simon BaileyNicholas GohSimon Lipkin, Niamh Perry and Dianne Pilkington.

The idea for WHISPER HOUSE was conceived with 30Rock actor, Keith Powell (Toofer). The musical has book and lyrics by Obie award-winning Kyle Jarrow (A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant) and a score by Sheik. The London production is directed by Adam Lenson, whose premiere of Bateman and Conley musical The Sorrows of Satan is currently running at Tristan Bates Theatre.

Duncan Sheik is a Tony-Award winning composer, lyricist, and recording artist. His theatre credits include; Spring Awakening (2006) for which he won Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score, and a 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Other theatre works includes American Psycho (2016), and Because of Winn Dixie (2015). As well as a recording artist, and writer of film scores, Sheik produces his own work as well as that of other artists.