Hissing down the wind...
Reporter: Erin Heywood
Date online: 27 November 2012
Forget “Snakes on a Plane” — a Mossley drama group is putting snakes on stage!
As part of their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Whistle Down The Wind’, the Mossley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society will welcome a trio of boa constrictors to help with an iconic scene.
The stage musical, unlike the famous British film, is set in Louisiana in America and includes a scene with a preacher who uses snakes to prove his faith.
The snakes, which will be carried on stage by specially-trained cast members, have been supplied and cared for by the owners of an Ashton pet shop.
The snakes, Aphris and C’Hulha, have ruffled a few feathers among the company: musical director Paul Firth is terrified of snakes for one!
The production is at Mossley’s George Lawton Hall from Monday for the week. Details at www.maods.org, or on 0161-633 3062.
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