Adam Guettel's hauntingly beautiful musical, based on a true story

22nd September to 15th October . 7:30pm Evenings · 3pm Matinees .
2hrs 30mins with interval · Full Price £32.50, £27 Concession · Restricted View £25, £23 Concession.

'Immensely powerful... one not to miss' ★★★★★
The Stage

'musical theatre in its finest and most refined form... an unmissable treat' ★★★★★
London Theatre

'a truly magical evening. Do not miss it!' ★★★★★
Broadway World

'If you see one thing this month, this year even, make it this' ★★★★★

Musical Theatre Review

'I don't think the hairs on the back of my neck got a moment's rest. On no account to be missed' ★★★★★

'a theatrical treat... with heart and soul at its core' 
West End Wilma

'fine revival of a musical that’s become established as a fringe classic... sung by a great cast' ★★★★
Time Out

‘a rich work….packed with lovely performances’ ★★★★
Financial Times

It’s 1925 in Kentucky and fearless cave explorer Floyd Collins dreams of finding fame and fortune deep underground.  When he becomes trapped, it’s a race against time for his family and friends as they fight to set him free. The media circus above ground turns their extraordinary rescue effort into a national sensation. Floyd’s determination will inspire the whole community…

Journey to Floyd’s Sand Cave in this all-new evocative production of Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s award-winning musical. Based on a true story, the tale of Floyd Collins is told in the style of an open, honest folk-opera and illustrated by a hauntingly beautiful score that evokes a heady, Bourbon-laced blend of Bluegrass, Copland and Stravinski with a dash of Gershwin. Plunge into another world and another time with this exceptional musical, brought to life within the hallowed walls and atmosphere of Wilton’s.

♫ The Sand Cave Crickets will be performing in the cocktail bar every night before the show and in the interval. 

Book by Tina Landau
Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Additional Lyrics by Tina Landau

Directed by Jonathan Butterell.
Musical Direction by Tom Brady 
Costume Design by Lee Newby 
Lighting Design by Rick Fisher 
Sound Design by Tony Gayle 

Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe in association with Wilton’s Music Hall

Production photography by Hannah Barton

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  • The original and daring musical of our day

    New York Magazine

  • Eat + Drink

    Food will be available before and during this event. 

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