About the showTony Award-winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) has debuted his brand new musical at the rebranded The Other Palace, formerly the St James Theatre. Having opened for a strictly limited season beginning in April 2017, Whisper House is a new musical that follows in the steps of the success of The Wild Party, starring Frances Ruffelle, earlier in 2017.
A thrilling rock musical from one of Broadway’s juggernauts, Whisper House is set at the height of World War Two, taking place in a spooky lighthouse on the remote East Coast of America. After his plane is shot down, Christopher’s father moves into the lighthouse, encountering a mysterious Aunt he has never met and a suspicious Japanese housekeeper.
As he stays by the sea, Christopher’s father begins to hear strange sounds through the walls of the lighthouse, and is forced to confront his fears. Are these ghostly whispers friendly or something slightly more unsettling? A story about embracing the unknown, Whisper House is brimming with magical illusions, featuring an enchanting rock score that is guaranteed to be a hit.
Featuring music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, who is best-known for composing award-winning musicals Spring Awakening and American Psycho, Whisper House was conceived by Keith Powell and features a book and additional lyrics by Obie award-winner Kyle Jarrow.
Whisper House opened at The Other Palace for a limited season on April 6th and is set to run until May 27th, having had a press night on April 18th 2017. Acquired by Andrew Lloyd Webber earlier this year, The Other Palace is set to champion new and rarely performed musicals.
Who Should See It?Fans of Spring Awakening will recognise the rocky tones of Sheik’s score in this brand new musical, which is slightly spookier than his previous offerings.
Whisper House is not recommended for children.