Trivia

Whistle Down the Wind

Marcus Lovett in original 1998 London production (Photo: Ivan Kyncl)

Boyzone's Biggest Hit

Boyzone’s cover of “No Matter What” went platinum, hit number one in 18 countries, sold three million copies worldwide and in 1998 was voted by the public to be the U.K.’s Record of the Year.

 

Jessie J Ruled the World

Singer-songwriter Jessie J was eleven when she was cast as Brat in the West End production of Whistle. One night during the number “When Children Rule the World,” she tripped into the orchestra pit, earning herself the nickname, “Brat Pitt.”

Laura Michelle Kelly in London production in 2000 (Photo: Ivan Kyncl)

WHISTLE Helped Pudsey Bear

 

“When Children Rule the World” was used as the 1996 Children in Need song in the U.K.